At Little Ark Preschool, we believe that high-quality
early education and care are vital to the growth and development of
children, families, and the wider community. Our preschool seeks to foster
these relationships through an ongoing process of collaboration that
underpins our pedagogical practice.
In our education and care of
o Develop a holistic,
children’s interest-based program.
and facilitate structured and play-based experiences,
encouraging hands-on learning.
o Promote exploration in cultural diversity
including Aboriginal and
Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Foster engagement and understanding of healthy lifestyles and
Provide safe and inclusive learning environments, both indoors and
Assist children in developing the skills to consider and
their own self-care,
safety and wellbeing.
o Seek to strengthen the
child’s independence, communication skills,
confidence, self-regulation and curiosity for the wider
o Encourage respectful and healthy
relationships with others around
o Promote the authentic rights and safety
of all children.
In our partnerships with families
and the community, we:
o Seek to establish
continuity between home, school and the
families to share their cultural, language and home
experiences, building a sense of belonging for all
o Pursue respectful relationships and
open communication with all
o Engage in collaborative learning
practices to incorporate the cultures
of families and the wider community with the educational
o Maintain a network of links to the
community and agencies to
support for parenting and family wellbeing.
Value the Christian foundations that our preschool was established
upon over 25 years ago and are
inclusive of all beliefs.
In our role as educators and
o Deliver supportive
mentoring to ensure a collaborative team
o Believe in
maintaining staffing arrangements to provide consistency
for children and families.
Value the contributions of staff sharing their passions and abilities
within the educational program.
o Provide opportunities for professional
development and networking
o Encourage staff to engage in
reflective practice with a commitment
to quality improvement.
Continuously share our knowledge and expertise through open
communication and teamwork.