The Holistic Approach FDC scheme believes that the most important parts of any family day care educator setting are children's and families' voices, the educator philosophy and, nevertheless, the learning environment!
Supporting a strong sense of identity is our educators’ primary role; to acknowledge and empower children and their families in a nurturing and educational home setting. We believe that both children and educators are capable, competent and active learners, and important contributors to their community. We believe in secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships; we believe children develop a strong sense of belonging which is central to being and becoming. (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009).
We believe in the importance of looking at the child from a holistic and inclusive perspective. The Holistic Approach FDC believes only in co-programming (co-curriculum) which holistically involves children, families and the community in both, the planning and reflection, processes. It is not the volume of our documentation but it’s variety, holistic approach, meaningful displays and most importantly it’s continuous evolvement that matters the most.
Connection to the land is a critical factor for each individual educator and children cared within their homes as it is different and unique depending on the location throughout Australia! Children have the right and need to feel connected and secure within their family day care environments! It is our responsibility to support children by acknowledging our past, be in the moment and set achievable goals for the future!
Becoming confident involved learners: We believe in the holistic child and the importance of scaffolding as educators. We believe learning environments should be reflective of children’s interest, welcoming
5 Core Principles of Holistic Approach FDC
Please see attached document outlining the 5 Core Principles of Holistic Approach Family Day Care.
spaces that support learning and at the same time are flexible (DEEWR, 2009). The indoor and outdoor environments are integrated and the physical space invites children to explore and make choices independently or with others.
We believe that the role of the management team is to empower, respect, guide and practically support educators in maintaining, evolving or changing their practices. It is important for all our educators to have a clear understanding and expectation of The Holistic Approach FDC management team. It is our aim to create simple systems, provide immediate support, adopt innovative approaches and celebrate achievements (via critical reflection).
The Holistic Approach FDC strongly believes in the power of magical moments family day care educators create via simple ‘being in the moment’ approach as well as learning journeys and extensive project based learning.
The Holistic Approach FDC believes it is important to deliver interesting, motivating and flexible training opportunities. (multimedia to be actively used in training deliveries by using 1on1, group, skype, webinar, teleconferences, etc)
The Holistic Approach to FDC believes in finding individual techniques and strategies that work to motivate and mentor each individual educator!
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