We take a holistic view of your child’s early learning and development. Beyond our evidence-based curriculum is a team of educators eager to provide a nurturing environment that inspires.
Harmony educators believe alongside traditional literacy and numeracy skills, children should be supported in developing the below set of skills and emotional intelligence attributes to become successful learners and community members.
These skill sets help inform how we plan for teaching and learning. As educators we are dedicated to lifelong learning about children and childhood to improve our professional practices.
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Information literacy
- Research and inquiry
- Media literacy
- Digital citizenship
We view children as competent and capable citizens, assisting to develop autonomy, confidence, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-assessment and the active participation in their learning. It also influences the way we describe children and their learning to each other and families.
We use our image of a child to support:
- the words we use and how they look like in practice
- our structure of the environment
- the kinds of questions we ask
- presentation of learning experiences
- the decisions about our ‘curriculum’
- children’s role in their own learning
- adult’s role in children’s learning
- sharing our teaching and learning through documentation
At Harmony, we take a unique inquiry approach to our work with and alongside children. Our Visiting Head of Curriculum, Professor Deborah Harcourt, has worked alongside our team of talented Educational Leaders to develop a teaching and learning framework for planning which responds to contemporary research in early childhood education and care.