Developing Dreams Early Learning Centre
Developing Dreams Early Learning Centre is a purpose-built Centre located in tranquil Chain Valley Bay. With views of Lake Macquarie on arrival, bushland and quiet streets, this community provides a perfect location for our early learning centre. The children and educators undertake walking excursions as they make connections with the local shop owners and gain a greater appreciation of the environment through what we refer to as ‘Exploration of Dreams’.
At a very basic level, our intention is to create a kind and happy place for all who enter. At a deeper level, our vision is to raise empowered, capable and competent children. This is achieved through many intentional strategies, including consistency of staff and routines, safe challenges, emotion coaching for children and providing life coaching and supports for families and educators.
The environment provides calm, yet abundant and fun learning opportunities for all age groups, through a flexible indoor and outdoor curriculum. The children are encouraged to build and maintain genuine relationships, to care for themselves, the resources and environment, and to develop their individual sense of self.
We aim to provide an affordable, yet highly sought after early learning centre for the families of our local community equal to the standard of care we would expect for our own children.
With a maximum of 26 children per day, Developing Dreams Early Learning Centre is the perfect balance of ‘homeliness and early education’. Not too big to be overwhelming, not too small to lack community, excitement and opportunity!
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots.
The other is wings.”
Hodding Carter, Jr.