Our Mission Statement
New Horizons preschool recognises our children as competent, creative citizens who have a right to participate in an educational process that respects and builds relationships with others. We offer a unique, engaging environment that promotes collaboration, inquiry and reciprocity. We strive to make visible our children’s voices and make meaningful connections with our community.
If you think of learning as a series of activities you are fragmenting the learning process.
There is great distance between learning as an ‘experience of performance’ and learning as a ‘process of understanding’.
Tiziana Filippini, Hobart 2016
…a simple , liberating thought came to our aid, namely that things about and for children are only learned from children.
Loris Malaguzzi, 1988, p. 51
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and, most of all, connected to adults and other children.
Stand aside for awhile and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.
Children can challenge and extend their on thinking and that of others, and create new knowledge in collaborative interactions and negotiations.
The Australian Early Years Learning Framework: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009, p 33