Arkie Education

Arkie Play Based Curriculum

Your child’s day at Arkie will be filled with many activities, each designed with the principles and concepts of the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) in mind and experienced through the context of the Arkie way of teaching.  As stimulating environments and experiences can shape brain structure and cognitive ability, all the interactions, experiences, events and learning opportunities which occur at Arkie are designed to nurture children’s holistic growth and development. 

“Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine.  When children play with other children, they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings” – Early Years Learning Framework

The Arkie curriculum is underpinned by the concept that “the process is the product” – learning through play.  Play is so fundamental to a child’s optimal development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission as a right of every child.  

“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts” – Article 31, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives

Maria Montessori

Elements of the Arkie Play Based Curriculum

  • Art and crafts
  • Dramatic and imaginative play
  • Music and movement

Physically active play incorporating our bush kinder program

  • Sensory play
  • Nature and environmental experiences

Language and literacy experiences – Incorporates: speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing

  • Science, Technology, Maths (STEM)
  • Construction and games incorporating woodworking