Learning in the Physical Environment
The learning environment plays an important role in the development of children. All children develop at their own pace regardless of age, abilities and strengths.
Why We Should be Helping Our Children to Build Their Emotional Intelligence
In 2015 Disney Pixar released a children’s film titled “Inside Out”. Like most of our favorite Disney films, Inside Out was full of laughable moments, relatable characters and spectacular animations.
What Age Should Children be Allowed Social Media Accounts?
Generation Z are also known as the iPad generation, they are the first generation never to have experienced life in a pre-internet world. This means that they will never have unanswered questions, they have access to a range of different cultures, languages, histories, ideologies and perspectives all at their fingertips.
Physical Activity for Children - How Much is Enough?
I remember frequently being told by my parents when younger, “you should be outside getting some fresh air and playing” My thought was they were trying to get rid of me from in the house.
Belonging in OSHC
Belonging is the feelings of connectedness, acceptance and inclusion all mixed together. We know we belong when we feel relaxed, at ease and comfortable in our environment. At YMCA our children don’t just attend an OSHC service, they belong to one! We strive to ensure each child has a sense of belonging the minute they enter our wonderful service.
Understanding the Rights of Our Children
In 2014 the Children’s Rights Report was released by the National Children’ Commissioner. It reviewed how Australia as a nation responds to and meets the needs of young people and children. This report uses the United Nations convention on the rights of the child as a guideline to assess how the Australian Government is ensuring the basic human rights of all children.
YMCA OSHC Programming
YMCA Outside School Hours Care Service provide and plan for their very own unique Individual Program . With this in mind that their Curriculum decision making is aligned within the National Quality Framework and My time Our Place principles and practices for school age children.
Parents as Role Models
Ever heard of the sayings “Father like son”, “She lives up to the family name”, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, all these sayings infer that children will turn out like their parents.