Brady Bunch ELC respectfully acknowledges “The Wathaurung People” the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is placed. Brady Bunch ELC also pays respects to the Elders past and present. Brady Bunch ELC recognises, acknowledges and respects the truly unique place of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and language within our country and in our community.
At Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre we believe that establishing positive relationships with families and community are the key to raising confident children. We believe in building relationships that are empowering, respectful, peaceful and patient, understanding that every child and family are individuals. Every child deserves to feel safe, secure and supported, while obtaining a strong sense of identity. These goals are easily achieved through inclusion, providing responsibility, mutual respect and a genuine loving, supportive and caring environment. An environment that is rich with learning and open ended resources that create endless learning opportunities.
At Brady Bunch ELC we believe that learning is a life long journey that never stops. As Educators we should always provide as many opportunities as possible for children to grow and develop their skills and knowledge. Our Educators continue to grow and further their skills, as the industry changes. Important skills such as literature can be developed through yarning circles, stories, our built in phonics programs and engaging in opportunities throughout play which engage children in a hands on approach to literature.
Brady Bunch ELC is committed to providing extra-curricular sporting activities as well as physical activities throughout each day as we believe that Sport and physical education are fundamental to the early development of children. The skills learnt during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of children. Through participation in sport and physical education, children learn about the importance of key values such as, self-confidence, independence and pro social skills. Physical education is embedded in the program, by our educators and the wider community.
Brady Bunch ELC we believe that Music is a natural and important part of young children’s growth and development. Early interaction with music positively affects the quality of children’s lives. Successful experiences in music help all children bond emotionally and intellectually with others through creative expression in song, rhythmic movement, and listening experiences. Music in early childhood creates a foundation upon which future music learning is built. These experiences are integrated within the daily routine and play here at Brady Bunch ELC. In this way, lasting attitudes regarding the joy of making and listening to music are developed. Music is part of everyday life at Brady Bunch.
At Brady Bunch we believe that Mathematics plays an important part in our everyday lives. Numeracy is an essential foundation for our children’s living and learning. We promote confidence and disposition when using mathematics in our daily routines. We believe that, investigating concepts such as, spatial sense, structure and pattern, number, measurement, connections and exploring the world mathematically are the powerful mathematical ideas children need to become lifelong learners.
Here at Brady Bunch ELC we recognise that the arts offer our children significant ways of knowing about themselves and others and the world. We believe that, giving children the opportunity to engage in a variety of art-making experiences can lead to a stronger sense of harmony, critical thinking and imagination.
It will enable the children today to have new insights into the human world as they grow up in a culturally diverse Australia.