An early learning program is a structured form of play designed to target specific area of a child's development. All Community Kids Haven Early Learning & Kinder Carrum Downs programs are based on individual and group needs and have been developmentally appropriate.

Childcare Centre staff plans programs of varied learning experiences that are designed to foster children's development. These learning experiences are planned according to the new Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for individual children. These activities include language and literature, music and movement, art and craft, dramatic plays, science and math's experiences and sensory motor activities to promote physical coordination.

At Community Kids Haven Early Learning & Kinder Carrum Downs, throughout the year educators use a variety of learning stories, observations, photo observations, conversations and artwork to record your child’s development, interests and milestones.  Afterword, this information is used by educators to complete individual planning records and child profiles, which forms the basis of individual plans, thus meeting the needs of each child. This program is regularly evaluated and parent input is actively encouraged and sought.  All families have access to their child’s observations and portfolio at all times available in all child care centres.

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is a guide consisting Principles, Practices and 5 main Learning Outcomes along with each of the sub outcomes, based on identity, community, wellbeing, learning and communicating.  The learning outcomes are used to reflect on children’s learning and focus on what a child can achieve rather than what they can’t. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) enables educators to extend, and enrich children’s learning, provide opportunities for children to develop a foundation for learning and for children to become successful learners.

At Community Kids Haven Early Learning & Kinder Carrum Downs centres, you will observe daily reflections and children’s artwork a learning outcome number that relates to the experience. 


Learning Outcome 1:                                          Children have a strong sense of identity

Learning Outcome 2:                                          Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Learning Outcome 3:                                          Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Learning Outcome 4:                                          Children are confidant and involved learners

Learning Outcome 5:                                          Children are effective communicators


If you would like to learn more about the learning outcomes and how they relate to your child please do not hesitate to speak with one of the educators in your child’s room.

We have employed highly qualified early childhood teacher to plan and implement kindergarten programs for your children, which is in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework.

As part of the kinder program at Community Kids Haven Early Leanring & Kinder Carrum Downs we work with all children to ensure they all form positive relationships with each other. These relationships will make them feel safe and supported within the service.

Educators encourage positive relationships between children and their peers as well as the educators. Our aim as educators is to teach children about emotions, feelings and to also discuss how these can affect each of us as individuals. Children are also taught about inclusion, fairness, and about being non-bias towards other people regardless of race, colour, religion or ability.

There are daily group discussions during the mat time: including music, dance, reading stories, singing songs and learning actions, playing games, memory games and basic maths.