Our program

The educational program at Stafford Heights Kindergarten honours every child’s right to a happy and fulfilling childhood. It is a place where children belong, learn and contribute to their community.

Our program is guided by two proven curriculums:

The Council of Australian Governments developed EYLF to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.

The Framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

EYLF aims for all young Australians to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident and creative individuals
  • Active and informed citizens.
Working in partnership with families, Stafford Heights Kindergarten’s teachers use the Learning Outcomes of the curriculum to guide their planning for children’s education. In order to engage children actively in learning, our teachers identify children’s strengths and interests to choose appropriate teaching strategies and design the learning environment.

The QKLG supports kindergarten teachers’ professional practice in a range of contexts across Queensland. The guideline is based on the national EYLF curriculum and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”.

While the EYLF focuses on children from birth to five years, the QKLG aims to particularly enrich children’s learning in the kindergarten year. Specifically, promoting each child’s right to experience the joy of childhood as fundamental, with learning encouraged through play and emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.

The Guideline recognises that parents are children’s first educators and values the vital role parents, carers and family members play in children’s lives and their ongoing learning.

QKLG’s five development aims for kindergarten children are to:

  • Have a strong sense of identity
  • Be connected with and contribute to their world
  • Have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Be confident and involved learners
  • Be effective communicators

Stafford Heights Kindergarten’s play-based curriculum allows children many opportunities to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine, use their creativity and extend their capabilities in language, numeracy and literacy.