The Toddler Room has 8 positions per day for children aged between 1.5-3 years with two educators, including a Diploma Qualified Lead Educator and an Assistant Educator.
The Toddler Room follows a play-based emergent curriculum and the children have the opportunity for self-selection as resources are available for children to access anytime. Intentional teaching moments happen throughout the day to extend on the children’s interests and learning. The routine is flexible and progressive meals are provided so children can engage in long periods of uninterrupted play. Indoor/outdoor play is continuous throughout the day.
In the Toddler Room we focus on the children’s self-help skills, sense of agency, communication, resilience, understanding and learning to regulate their emotions. The children also learn about respectfulness in relation to their belongings, resources, each other, nature, animals and the environment.
Hansol Kim is the lead educator of the Toddler room. Her teaching philosophy is:
“I always have high expectations for the children, I believe that they are confident learners and each of them has the potential to achieve. I try to promote the strengthening of the child’s development by focusing on what makes the child unique by reflecting this in our learning program.”
Wendy Fitzsimmons is the Room Assistant, or co-educator, of the Toddler room.