Developmental Curriculum

What is  a Developmental Curriculum?

Through play and investigational experiences, children develop self-motivation and the ability to make their own choices. They balance individual freedom with social co-operation, negotiation and responsibility for the welfare of others. They develop the ability to  reflect and learn from their successes and own mistakes with courage and confidence in themselves as learners. Play can be the perfect  context for developing these life skills.

The Developmental Curriculum Program

  •  Is supported by current educational research
  •  Ensures children’s interests are used as the predominant means for learning experiences
  •  Provides excellent opportunities for  teachers to make quality observations
  •  Allows teachers to make anecdotal notes for assessing and extending children in their learning journey
  •  Ensures all children have equal opportunity to learn happily and be  successful
  •  Encourages the children to explore creativity

Literacy & Numeracy

  •  Provides meaningful learning in literacy and numeracy
  •  Develops skills through individual, small group and whole class interaction
  •  Explicit teaching informed through authentic learning experiences

Engaging Learning Experiences

  •  Engages and motivates children through hands on activities and projects
  •  Supports high levels of concentration and problem solving abilities in young children
  •  Encourages independence
  •  Provides student-centered motivated learning
  •  Gives children time to explore concepts and gain knowledge using active investigation based on their own interest
  •  Develops skills in problem solving, decision making, goal setting and self-responsibility
  •  Promotes social interaction

As Learners, we are encouraged and supported to…

  •  Be focused and engaged
  •  Make frequent and important decisions
  •  Set achievable goals
  •  Be literate and numerate
  •  Be creative and innovative
  •  Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  •  Develop flexibility and adaptability
  •  Demonstrate initiative and self-direction
  •  Develop social skills
  •  Develop leadership and responsibility
  •  Learn in relevant real world 21st century contexts (e.g. through project-based or other applied work).