Broadbeach Kindergarten follows the C&K “Building Waterfalls” curriculum which has been incorporated into the new Early years Learning Framework.

The metaphor “Building Waterfalls” provides a powerful and symbolic provocation for our thinking and a reminder of the capabilities of children – their strength, optimism, spontaneity and possibility.

The curriculum is a collaborative venture, negotiated with children and parents, and developed by qualified early childhood professionals. Children are valued and respected as competent and capable learners, alongside teachers who actively encourage and support them to be so. Your child’s curiosity, enthusiasm and love of learning will continually be encouraged by staff. As teachers and children partner in inquiry together, children are learning to observe, ask questions, reflect on their actions, and engage in meaningful and self-directed activity.

This curriculum celebrates difference and diversity and capitalises on this richness and variability. It recognises the importance of building partnerships and connectedness with families to support children’s learning. It also acknowledges and celebrates children as capable, competent learners who need to live their learning through play and interaction.

“The essence of our role as educators to add complexity to children’s thinking by posing a question “What do you think? In doing so adults provide the child with a possibility, acknowledge them as a thinker and constructor of knowledge and at the same time, indicate to the child that they are ready to listen. (Carla Rinaldi 2005).

Learning through play