Moolanda Care and Learning Centre's Philosophy
In order to become the best versions of themselves, “a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody’s got to be crazy about that kid. That’s number one. First, last and always!”– Urie Bronfenbrenner.
Moolanda Care and Learning Centre prides itself on providing a caring environment. It is our belief that when our children, Educators and families of Moolanda intertwine, it creates the unmistakeable essence that is unique and recognised as that of Moolanda Care and Learning Centre; a home away from home.
We strive to create a smooth and caring transition from home to Moolanda through partnerships with families and our local community. We utilise these partnerships within our curriculum to optimize each child’s learning, connection and contribution to their community. We believe our families are our greatest resource, and we encourage their participation and feedback to support our continuous improvement.
Children are seen as competent and capable learners and as such are encouraged to ask questions to gain an understanding of the world and their place in it. Whilst encouraging children to be risk takers, explorers, problem solvers, collaborators, scientists, mathematicians, story tellers and artists, we encourage each child to achieve their best socially, emotionally and cognitively. Children are given every opportunity to become confident and involved learners.
“What a child can do today with assistance, they will be capable of doing themselves tomorrow” - Vygotsky.
At Moolanda we embrace and accept cultural diversity and embed anti-bias practices in our curriculum. We invite families to be involved in our annual calendar of events to commemorate cultural traditions and celebrations. We acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Whadjuk Noongar people, and are leading our families and children on our journey towards reconciliation. We also strive to embed awareness of environmental responsibility and implement practices that contribute to a sustainable future.
Critical reflection, current knowledge and individual interests are the foundation of how we grow at Moolanda, and educators strive to increase their knowledge at every opportunity.