St Joseph’s supports the Catholic School’s Office Early Learning Policy and Procedures (2017). This is a ‘commitment to Early Learning which supports diocesan schools to implement agreed philosophy and pedagogy. It acknowledges current research and best practice in the field, which respects the rights, capabilities and needs of the Early Learner to achieve success and build the successful foundations to flourish in their learning and wellbeing’.
St Joseph’s supports and implements the ‘evidence-based research in relation to the following interdependent Key Elements of Early Learning’.
- Data that informs and builds rich learning opportunities and capacity to know the Early Learner
- The importance of play as a pedagogy and the importance of self-determined play
- Indoor and outdoor environments that invite, enable and enrich learning and support environmental sustainability
- Transitions from home and prior to school settings to school and transitions across the early years of school.