This curriculum is developed for a standalone, non-profit, church-based community kindergarten. The kindergarten is located in a community building which also includes the church itself, staff rooms, administration, a playground and more. The centre strives to provide children with a “safe, happy and caring Christian environment, rich in experiences designed to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development” (York Street Church of Christ Kindergarten, 2012, n.p). Furthermore, the kindergarten acknowledges the importance of incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) - Being, Belonging and Becoming in their practice and emphasis this through their philosophy (refer to Appendix 1 for a copy of the philosophy).
The kindergarten takes on the articles listed in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child and the notion that “No child should be treated unfairly on any basis” …show more content…
They have various roles including the teaching of children, promotion of the kindergarten, appointment and payment of staff, setting and collecting fees, policy structure, adherence to government regulations and so on. The kindergarten also has a parent committee who raise funds to provide new equipment for the children and help with other costs (York Street Church of Christ Kindergarten, 2012).
The kindergarten is a sessional and rotational kindergarten where four-year-olds attend four days a week (Monday – Thursday) and three-year-olds attend on Fridays. There are twenty-nine four-year-olds all together, however, only twenty-two children may attend each session. Therefore, there is a rotational and select amount of around seven to eight children who cannot attend one of the four days. The children attend the same three days each week for five hours each