The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-29T03:56:17Z A Gift to the City - A video presentation on the Digital Tower at Yagan Square 2018-11-29T03:56:17Z a-gift-to-the-city-a-video-presentation-on-the-digital-tower-at-yagan-square Schools of Early Learning – Children breaking new ground… A dedicated group of our Schools of Early Learning (SOEL) educators from across all 5 of our centres have been busy working on a long-term research project with groups of 4 year old kindy children, around community and relationships. Each location explored the unique and reciprocal nature of their relationships with their peers, community and local indigenous culture, and then came together for regular meaningful visits to Yagan Square. The children named themselves ‘The Together Group’ and produced ‘gifts to the city’ in the form of mark-making and clay sculpting, leaving these works behind are returning days later to see how they had been changed by the city. We'll be revealing our children’s gifts to the city via a video presentation on the digital tower in Yagan Square, with the launch screening on Friday 30th of November, at 6:30pm sharp! It will be running for a number of weeks and is complemented by large stickers on the ground in the area featuring children’s work and links to further information.   Find out more at: https://soel.com.au/yagan-square/   More than just child care, SOEL is a candidate IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme with a focus on the Early Years. We build partnerships with families and the community through collaboration, to create opportunities in which children are listened to, respected, mentored and challenged, so that they can be local, national, international and global citizens. Schools of Early Learning are now an International Baccalaureate Candidate School 2018-03-20T13:51:14Z schools-of-early-learning-are-now-an-international-baccalaureate-candidate-school Schools of Early Learning: Moving towards International recognition The WA Family owned and operated Schools of Early Learning (SOEL) have just announced that they are now an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school. “This is a very exciting time for us as a family, for our wonderful educators and for the families and children who use our services”, said Dr Brett Thomson, SOEL Commercial Director. “We are pleased to announce that Schools of Early Learning is a candidate school* for the PYP. We are pursuing authorisation as an International Baccalaureate World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our children.” Dr Thomson says that the Schools of Early Learning will be the only Child Care Centres in Australia implementing the IB Primary Years Programme, and only the second in Australasia. “Embracing the PYP continues our commitment to ensuring the validity and integrity of our pedagogical practice, making sure we can continue to offer world class Early Childhood Education and Care to the families of Perth.” The International Baccalaureate provides SOEL with an international link to schools with similar educational philosophies, to educators researching children’s learning and to tools that strengthen educators’ abilities to listen to children, respect their dignity and rights, support their agency, nurture their curiosity, develop their resilience and enable them to take responsible, thoughtful action. SOEL has a storied and deep history in Early Childhood Education and Care in Western Australia, with the matriarch of the family, Bernadette Giambazi, opening the first centre in Nedlands in 1974. “It has been a long and fulfilling journey and we are always moving forward. Having the International Baccalaureate PYP programme embedded in every room at every centre gives us an additional recognition and validation in what we do, how we do it and indeed why we do the things we do.” “We have always been very proud of our commitment to children and their families. Our vision is ‘Children breaking new ground’ and we help our children do that by really listening to them and promoting their Agency and voices in their environments. This is very much in-line with the IB philosophy, something that drew us to it in the first place.” Dr Thomson says that undertaking the additional registration, accreditation and ongoing auditing that IB requires, will provide external validation of the quality of SOEL’s educational programme and overall pedagogical practice. “These systems will help up demonstrate that the educational opportunities we provide are valid, reliable, current and rigorous. We are also advocating for the recognition of early childhood education and care services as a vital step in children’s learning, a point that is continuously supported in the current research. We will be the only Child Care in Australia offering the International Baccalaureate programme confirming our place as a world leader in Early Childhood Education and Care.” “We are excited by the opportunities these initiatives provide SOEL to continue to strengthen our practice, and what this means for the children and families of WA who use our services” For more information, see the SOEL website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org. Schools of Early Learning Open Day set for February 24th 2018-02-12T05:24:46Z schools-of-early-learning-open-day-set-for-february-24th WA Family owned and operated, School of Early Learning (SOEL) has 4 beautiful Early Childhood Education and Care child care centres in Subiaco, West Leederville, Nedlands and North Fremantle, each having dedicated spaces for Babies, Toddlers, 3-yr-old Kindy and 4-yr-old-Kindy children. "At School of Early Learning, we recognise that children are strong and capable learners," says Dr Marie Martin, the General Manager of EYE Training, the registered training organisation of the Schools of Early Learning. "and we work very hard to give them the time and space they need".  Dr Martin says that SOEL does not allow people to just ‘drop in’, as it can be very disruptive for the children. “Schools of Early Learning actively encourage the children’s sense of agency in and ownership over their environment. Open Days allow the general public to see the children’s workspaces without interrupting their learning.” Schools of Early Learning are holding one of only 3 planned Open Days for the year on February 24th from 10am to 12pm. No registration is necessary and each location will be open. Visit soel.com.au for more information, or follow them on Facebook.