We use Storypark which is an online program that allows us to document children’s learning and share it with families. Through the use of Storypark we are able to upload photos and videos of the children whilst engaging in our environment and use these experience to document and assess each child’s learning and development.
Storypark also offers a platform where we can communicate with families through private conversations and also whole community posts. This feature allows all families within our community to know what is happening and be involved in special events that we have happening throughout the centre.
Through Storypark our educators write learning stories on each child as they engage in independent learning experiences and group learning experiences. Each day families will be sent an update of what the group of children have been up to throughout the day allowing families to connect with their child whilst at Kids Resort. Families currently at our service have shared feedback that through receiving these updates it allows them to converse with their children at home about their day and become more involved in their child’s learning and development.
Families can access Storpark through the website and it is also available to download as an app on apple and android devices. By installing the app you will receive notifications instantly when a story has been published about your child. Families are also able to comment on the stories published by educators.
Storypark is an invaluable tool to our service allowing us to connect with all families daily. An added bonus of Storypark is that families have a lifetime access to their child's online portfolio, allowing families to look back on their child's early years education.
Hey Dee Ho
Hey Dee Ho is a music and movement program that we have implemented throughout our centre. Each room within the centre has a session with Hey Dee Ho each week, during these sessions the children are offered the opportunity to learn a variety of skills through music and movement. These sessions are interactive and capture the children’s interest from the minute the session commences.
Kelly Sports provides a fun and stimulating sports program for children aged 3-5 years within our centre. Our 3 year old rooms engage in a Kelly Sports session each week, during these sessions the children are able to develop fundamental sports skills and are encouraged to give sport a go.
We a located in a beautiful area, we take advantage of this my conducting local excursions. The children and educators regularly head out on excursions to the local park, the lake and the supermarket.
The children absolutely love heading out on excursions, during these experience the children are given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their local community.
We excursions often link to our educational program such as taking a trip the the supermarket to buy ingredients for a cooking experiences that that group will be doing or going on a nature walk through the park to collect natural resources for art experiences.
We want all children to be able to engage in these experiences so we have two 6 seater prams, so that educators are able to take children of all ages out on excursions.