Imagine Childcare is proud to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This wonderful book gifting program aims to inspire a love for reading in all children. This aligns strongly with our goals and values here at Imagine Childcare. We believe reading with children is of the utmost importance to encourage language as a priority, and we are so pleased to be in a position where we can bring this program to our Imagine Childcare families.
Through the program, our Kindergarten and Preschool children are sent a high-quality, age-appropriate book each month to their home until the end of the year. The complete cost of this is covered by Imagine Childcare, meaning there are no out-of-pocket costs for our families.
Our families will be receiving their very first book this May 2023. It is a special book we love called Roo Knows Blue by Renee Treml. We are so excited to see our children enjoying receiving and reading their book with their families.
Our centres also receive a copy of each book. This allows our Early Childhood Teachers to utilise it in their programs to promote literacy and use as a conversation starter with the children. It also provides a learning connection between the family home environment and the centre.
We’ll bring you more news in May when the children and centre receive their first book, as we would love to share these special moments with you too!
The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Our Curriculum
Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships – Raising Children
The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library ties in beautifully with curriculum and our 3a Approach, and reflects language being our priority.
At Imagine Childcare, we are committed to language rich environments with responsive adults as a priority. We are committed to providing families and Educators with the tools and skills required to ensure that children are nurtured in environments that support them in their development.
About The Abecedarian Approach Australia
The Abecedarian Approach Australia (3a) evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, are essential to our community, educational pedagogies, and align with our philosophy that a quality early childhood model influenced by science can significantly impact children’s lives forever. 3a has over 40 years of research, which highlights the importance of language and responsive adults in maximising children’s learning outcomes. Scientific evidence shows us that in order to have a strong positive effect on child development, adult‐mediated interactions need to be individual, frequent, and intentional. The theoretical underpinnings of the Abecedarian Approach derive from Vygotsky’s concepts of adult-mediated activities and scaffolding, Piaget’s developmental progression as described in his stages of cognitive development, and Scaife and Bruner’s model of joint attention.
If you are looking for a quality early education and childcare centre for your little one’s learning and development, we would love to hear from you. Phone our friendly team on 1300 001 154 or visit www.imagineelc.com.au to contact us online.