Our Curriculum

Sydney Early Education Centre’s ‘Learning for Life Curriculum’ is guided by current early childhood research and evidence-based best practice. Our educators implement a holistic integrated educational program that celebrates individuality and diversity and acknowledges children as competent and capable citizens and co-researchers in their own learning. 

We believe that families are the primary teachers of children, and we seek your knowledge and insights about your children and learning experiences. We encourage family collaboration and participation in our pedagogy and practices.

Our curriculum is based on a sound knowledge of past and current pedagogies and their theories and embraces the principles and ideas from Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Pikler, and the RIE philosophy. Our curriculum is play-based and inquiry-orientated and incorporates the National Early Years Learning Framework – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The integral components of our ‘Learning for Life’ curriculum include: 

  • Active and social citizenship
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, Cultural responsiveness, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Creative arts
    • Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama
  • Literacy, Language & Communication
  • Physical development, health and well-being
  • Social and emotional learning
  • STEM
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Sustainability 

Our Learning for Life Curriculum promotes each child’s health, well-being, and desire to be a life-long learner.

Learning for life curriculum

SEEC is enrolled in the following educational programs to support our curriculum

Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) is an educational program developed as a part of the Australia’s National Innovation Agenda to promote STEM learning in early years with the help of digital technology. SEEC makes it available to our preschool children to strengthen their understanding and promote interest in learning STEM concepts. It incorporates the ERA pedagogical approach to STEM learning in which two-thirds of the activities are hands-on (non-digital), with one-third of activities taking place on a tablet (digital).

ELLA is a digital, play-based language learning program for preschool children. The program is an Australian initiative aimed at encouraging more students to study language as research has shown that exposing children to language learning at an early age encourages them to continue language studies during secondary school. At SEEC our preschool children participate in the ELLA Mandarin learning program.

Please note: Digital platforms are only used with our preschool children for educational programs such as ELLA & ELSA. Each child is only on a digital device for a maximum of 40 minutes per week (across multiple small sessions). 

Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time. It is a fun, play-based program that fits within the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

“Curriculum encompasses all the interactions, experiences, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s learning, development and wellbeing”.