At Ruth Landau Harp Early Learning, we believe that the early years of the child’s life are the most crucial. It is a time were children are filled with wonder and excitement as they explore and make sense of the world around them. When creating our unique curriculum, we have ensured that all of our learning experiences and environments are suitable for our children’s varying development stages as well as their ever changing interests and curiositites about the world around them.
Our holistic curriculum has been designed to highlight the Jewish values and holidays whilst meeting all areas of the Early Years Learning Framework. This ensures our integrated curriculum is well rounded and seamlessly weaves, identity and self-discovery, language and communication, math, art, science, self-regulation and music with the Jewish topic in focus. Our curriculum aims to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. All of our classroom environments include learning centres which allow each child to make choices relating to where they would like to learn and what they would like to actively discover. Each learning centre has a specific purpose and with teacher guidance, children grow cognitively and emotionally and have the opportunity to interact with their peers.
The Jewish values and festivals are taught to impart a love and excitement for Judaism. The intentional teaching is done through stories, interactive songs, and role-plays and at a level for the children to understand and make meaning from. These themes are what inspire the learning centres in the classroom and extend and deepen the children’s knowledge of the world around them. The values that we teach focus on being a kind, caring and a sustainable human being, so we can look after our beautiful world.