Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey: The Early Years Toolbox

We leverage the expertise of academic professionals and integrate evidence-based practices into our curriculum to enhance the learning journey.

Affinity Education Group has proudly partnered with the University of Wollongong with the aim of enhancing the capabilities of our Teachers and Educators working with children in our School Readiness rooms. By leveraging the expertise of academic professionals, and integrating evidence-based practices into our curriculum, we can enrich the learning experiences of our students and set them on the path to success.

Affinity Education Group's Lifelong Learning Curriculum supports the development of the holistic child. Early Childhood Teachers and Educators within our services are committed to documenting and sharing your child's learning progress through various methods that cater to their unique and individualised learning journey.

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Gathering data and analysing this information on what your child knows and is interested in is the primary catalyst to support the ongoing planning cycle. Early Childhood Teachers and Educators understand the pivotal importance of family input when determining goals for children and how that will influence the educational program. Within the School Readiness Room, data is captured through a variety of forms which then informs planning that aligns with the National Quality Standards that are delivered through the Lifelong Learning Curriculum. 

Affinity Education Group has partnered with the University of Wollongong to support our Teachers and Educators working with the School Readiness room children aged 4-5. The Early Years Toolbox is a reliable and tangible assessment and data collection tool to support Teachers and Educators planning for your child's goals. The Early Years Toolbox is an app-based assessment tool encompassing key learning and development areas. This platform utilises five interactive games that assess children's: 

  • Working Memory 
  • Impulse Control 
  • Maths 
  • Vocabulary 
  • Auditory Processing of Instructions 

 

Recording Your Child's Progress

Your child's progress in each interactive game is scored and benchmarked against an extensive database at the University of Wollongong. This enables educators and teachers to use this data accurately as a reliable form of assessment for and of learning. This form of data collection supports Teachers and Educators to: 

  • Identify opportunities for future planning. 
  • Ensure your child has experiences to support them in reaching their full potential.  
  • This is an avenue to connect with families by sharing accurate and relevant information regarding how their child's learning is progressing. 

 

Once the data has been collated, families will receive results through the online progress records, which contain educators' reflections on each social, emotional, and physical health and well-being and foundational learning skill. Families are then encouraged to collaboratively construct and set goals with educators to further support their child's lifelong learning journey. 

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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.

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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.

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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.