​​​​​Port Douglas Community Kindergarten

Connect with us today
Phone: 07 4098 5811
Email: ​info@portdouglaskindergarten.com.au​
Visit: 4 Endeavour Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877
(We are located within Port Douglas State School Grounds)

Reef Group - Every Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays

Director/Teacher: Jade Philp 'Miss Jade'

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood 
 
Co-Educator:

Mrs Donna Staunton 'Miss Donna' 

Diploma of Community Services/Children's Services 

2. Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines 


The QKLG supports kindergarten teachers’ professional practice in a range of contexts across Queensland. It adopts the vision of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) that ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’. 


QKLG  learning and development areas:

  • Identity
  • Connectedness 
  • Wellbeing
  • Active Learning
  • ​Communicating 


THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
We recognise the value and richness of play as a catalyst for children’s learning and their ongoing engagement in meaningful experiences. When children play they approach experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility.


DOCUMENTING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING
We use Story Park, C&Ks Collaborative Teaching and Learning Journal and individual learning portfolios or document your child's learning journey. Please contact Miss Jade to learn more about this process. 


TRANSITION STATEMENTS
At the end of the year children are provided with a Transition Statement of the child’s learning which is shared with the child's prep class teacher. 

Rainforest Group - Every Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays

Director/Teacher: Jade Philp 'Miss Jade'

Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood


Co-Educator:

Ms Sarah Butson 'Miss Sarah'

​Certificate 4 Community Services Metal Health Model

Studying Diploma of Children’s Services

1. Early Years Learning Framework

The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. The Council of Australian Governments has developed this Framework to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning. Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.


The five Learning Outcomes are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range.


The outcomes are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators.​​