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Every child is born full of creativity. Nurturing it is one of the most important things childhood educators do. Creativity helps your child to become a better communicator and problem solver. It prepares them to thrive in today’s world — and to shape tomorrow’s.

Woodlands Education, Development, and Curriculum 2 to 3 Years Old

2 to 3 – At Woodlands, we provide a learning environment that supports 2 to 3 year olds to thrive as they build a sense of being and becoming. Our Teachers and Educators understand the importance of the development, and celebration of individual personalities to help create a sense of belonging where toddlers have the confidence and resilience to play, learn and explore. Woodlands value the importance of meaningful partnerships between Families and Teachers. We recognise that this requires continuous collaboration. Upon your toddler’s first day, their Educator will spend time getting to know you and your toddler. We will complete a personal profile about your child’s daily routine, sleep, and dietary requirements, interests, dislikes, and events that are important to your family. This ensures that your toddler’s transition into care and education at Woodlands is positive and familiar.

Woodlands 2 to 3 Year Old Classrooms are designed to foster a toddler’s natural desire to do things for themself, to explore, be active, imagine and create. Our learning programs support 2 to 3 year olds to develop their self-awareness, self-regulation, communication, social skills and make sense of the world around them.

At Woodlands, each child is encouraged to learn at their own pace and learning programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual children, their interests and abilities.

Woodlands Teachers and Educators use their extensive knowledge of child development, current teaching and learning theories, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Woodlands Method to plan and implement learning programs, as well as meaningful transitions/routines to support and engage your toddler in the program.

Woodlands Approved & Recognised Kindergarten
Recognised Childcare & Kindergarten

At 2 to 3 years old, a toddler’s desire to be independent is soaring. They are learning about relationships, how to communicate, and how to express themselves and their individuality. Woodlands Teachers and Educators organise learning spaces in ways that;

Encourage self-help and agency
Promote small group play
Encourage small group interactions and experiences
Promote physical activity and fine/gross motor development
Promote opportunities for communication and language development
Support self-awareness and self-regulation
Support flexible and individual routines (sleep, rest, meals)
Learning experiences in a Woodlands 2 to 3 Year Old Classroom
Australian Approved Learning & Development Frameworks
Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Early Years Learning Framework Principles/Practices
Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework
Practical life experiences (using ‘everyday’ materials and tools, being part of the routine)
Self-help experiences (self-serving and independent feeding, making up their own bed, cleaning up after themselves)
Low shelves that promote free choice and agency
Outdoor play
Group experiences with other children
Opportunities for movement and physical activity
Music and Movement
Storytime
Early Literacy through continuous communication, (verbal, facial expressions, body language and actions)
Learning about the world around us
Becoming self-aware
Early Numeracy through materials that allow toddlers to explore, patterns, size, volume, numbers and counting
Experiences that support the development of hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills
Crafts and painting
Gardening/sustainability experiences

How Woodland teachers document and communicate your child's educational growth and development.

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Xplor Home App
Daily learning observations, photos, and videos
Weekly Interviews
Weekly parent and teacher interviews/meetings.
Pick/Drop Off Periods
Quick updates and chats with teachers when appropriate.
Assessment Reports
Report of your child’s progress over time (6-months).

Woodlands Child Summative Assessments.

The Summative Assessment is completed, through planning to support further learning. This can be identified when there are gaps of information in relation to a particular learning outcome enabling teachers to look for further examples and which learning outcomes to highlight and focus on during planning in the future.

The Woodlands Summative Assessment builds a picture of your child’s progress over time, through
the evidence collected. The Victorian Early Learning Framework and communication with parents provides key reference points in which your child’s progress can be identified and documented and shows an overall picture of your child’s learning journey.

Woodlands Approved & Recognised Kindergarten
Recognised Childcare & Kindergarten

Woodlands is a Distinguished Early Childhood School and Kindergarten Recognised by the Federal and State Australian Governments.