Early-Learning-Holistic-Learning

Holistic Learning

ElmTreeNews Child Care Ormeau, Holistic Learning, Learning & Development

Children are more likely to be confident and involved learners when their family and community understandings are recognised and included.

Our state of well-being and potential is determined by the quality of our relationships and interactions with the world around us.

This approach is known as holistic learning or education, which is, according to Ron Miller (1999), “based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace.”

A sense of belonging and inclusion for children stems from connections to the community and their environments as a whole, and support for them to develop in all
areas – not only physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, communicatively, but also spiritually.

This helps them foster and shape a positive sense of self, well-being and belonging.

Our educators value the importance of each child’s social, cultural and personal history, and use this knowledge to guide the children through the beginnings of their life-long journey.

We offer the children a comfortable, home-like environment where each child is respected and accepted, and a mutual sense of trust forms between them and our Educators.

We value the children’s individual and unique views and ideas, and nurture their creativity, imagination and overall confidence.