Curriculum - Preschool Program

The Preschool's progressive immersion into the French language program is based on the French preschool curriculum which covers all early childhood developmental areas, and is harmonised with the philosophies and main elements of the "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" (EYLF).The program also incorporates consideration of the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) standards.

To align with the Preschool's philosophy and goals, the Preschool adopts a holistic approach to education that is based on a pedagogy of play.

The French-Australian Preschool is homologuée which means it is officially recognised by the French Ministry of Education as being responsible for implementing the French curriculum for learning. Thus the main emphasis of the Preschool's program is to implement the French language curriculum.

We are also accredited as an Australian Long Day Care Centre. As such, we adhere to the vision and principles of the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF).

The main vision for learning in the EYLF is based around the concept of children belonging (to different social groups), being (existing in the present moment), and becoming (identity). From this comes three main elements: principles, practice and learning outcomes. The principles and practice incorporate contemporary pedagogical theories and ideas such as the child being central to learning, play, relationships, and holistic development.

The EYLF seeks to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators

The Preschool program operates every day of the week from 9:00am to 3:15pm during school terms. It is followed by afternoon tea and play until 4:00pm.