Improving Language and Thinking Skills in Infants; A Data Informed Approach

Improving Language and Thinking Skills in Infants; A Data Informed Approach

The recent data from the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) proposed an increase in Language and Cognitive development of vulnerable children. Based on these findings and other relevant research on children's development, our Healthy Beginnings program has proven effective in improving educational outcomes in critical areas. Here is some insight into how this is achieved.

Language and cognition are deeply intertwined, shaping and influencing one another throughout the developmental journey. As infants begin to acquire language skills, their progress is marked by significant cognitive advancements. Remarkably, this developmental journey commences as early as birth, laying the groundwork for future learning and understanding.

Let's explore some key milestones to observe as infants progress in their language and cognitive development to provide a glimpse into this fascinating process.

How does our Healthy Beginnings Curriculum support Infants' Language and Cognition?

Through the primary caregiving approach, our Healthy Beginnings Educators seek and create avenues to form secure attachments with your baby. Our Educators plan for routine and provide schematic play experiences to facilitate infants' language and problem-solving skills. They often label objects, describe events and role model interactions during routine and play times, allowing your baby to learn fundamental mathematical concepts, such as patterns, behaviours and time.

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Schemas In Action

Nursery Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum offers babies aged birth to 1 year a safe, nurturing environment to begin their early learning journey. The Healthy Beginnings program is supported by the Circle of Security and Key Educator approaches.

Toddlers | Child Care for Children Aged 1-3 Years | Early Experiences

Toddler Curriculum

The curriculum offers toddlers aged 1 to 3 years an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge. The Early Experiences program is supported by the Abecedarian approach for language development.

Moving up to the Big Room

Preschool & Kindergarten Curriculum

Children aged 3 to 5 years are given the very best start before they begin Primary School. The Lifelong Learning Curriculum's School Readiness program is supported by inquiry-based project work with children, and our literacy and numeracy program.