NewHope Baptist Preschool is committed to providing a high quality educational program for young children. Our Christian staff will ensure a caring, nurturing environment where each child is given the opportunity to develop and grow a positive and healthy self esteem and discover many new things about themselves, others and their world. NewHope Baptist Preschool endeavours to create partnerships with families and strong connections to the local community.
NewHope Baptist Preschool aims to:
Provide an environment where each child can explore current skills, establish and develop new skills and gain knowledge of themselves, others and the world around them
Ensure a stimulating educational environment, based upon the individual needs of the children and uphold issues of safety, health and individual care
Provide a Christian-based program where God’s love, grace and truths are interwoven throughout the curriculum
Ensure a warm, secure environment that encourages learning and adherence to issues of social justice, equity and inclusion
Instil in children a responsibility for the natural environment and for caring for themselves and others
Create a place where young children and their families experience a great sense of belonging and are given the opportunity to participate fully and actively within the learning environment
Support and partner with parents and work collaboratively with families and other professionals to ensure respectful relationships based on trust, open communication and consistency and that support children and their families with key transitions
Be committed to professional planning, documenting, analysing and responding to children’s learning
NewHope Baptist Preschool shares the vision of the Victorian Framework (below) and the Blueprint for Education and early Childhood Development: Every young Victorian thrives, learns and grows to enjoy a productive, rewarding and fulfilling life, while contributing to the local and global communities.
To support children in this journey, we provide a play-based environment where each child can experience a sense of ‘Belonging’ and ‘Being’, valuing childhood as a time for young children to simply just ‘be’ as they explore, create, interact and make sense of their world. We encourage active inquiry and problem solving, fostering discovery, persistence and success in each child’s ongoing journey of ‘Becoming’.
Our curriculum observes and reflects on the learning outcomes in the areas of: Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication. Children learn about themselves and construct their own identity within the context of their families and communities. This includes their relationships with people, places and things and the actions and responses of others (Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia p.20).
NewHope Baptist Preschool is committed to meeting the needs of the community in which we operate, by providing a quality service. Our strong links to NewHope Baptist Church enable families the opportunity to access services such as Playgroups, Music Programs, Counselling, Pastoral Care, Food Hampers, Courses-for-life, Soccer and the Middleground Café.