Highgate Early Learning Centre values people and embraces diversity, particularly the diversity of the children in our care, their families, our early childhood educators and the community. Through collaborative and effective leadership, Highgate strives each day to be a high quality provider of children’s services in line with government standards and regulations. Highgate is committed to regularly reviewing and revising our Quality Improvement Plan with regard to the National Quality Standards.
At Highgate, we believe that children’s learning and development starts from day one and that their early experiences directly impact on their future wellbeing. We believe children learn through collaboration with adults and peers, through guided participation and observations of others, as well as through individual exploration and reflection.
Highgate values parental involvement within the centre on many levels. The intention is to foster and extend the cooperative nature of the Community Managed Centre. Meaningful family engagement in children’s early learning supports not only school readiness and later academic success but fosters a strong partnership and builds on positive relationships. Parental involvement is a critical element of high-quality early care and education.
There are many ways in which each family can become involved in Highgate these include but are not inclusive of the following;