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What is early childhood literacy? Contrary to what we understand, early literacy is beyond teaching children how to read. It is instead, equipping young learners with the skills to nurture a love for reading and eventually become proficient readers. Prior to learning how to read through word recognition and fluency, children should first develop fundamental...

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Picking the right early learning environment for your child can be confusing. As the field of early childhood education continues to evolve, there are countless early learning pedagogies and methodologies for parents to consider. Here at MindChamps, we believe in supporting your child’s holistic development through experiential activities that provide them with a safe space...

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You’ve seen it all before: a child clomping around in shoes to emulate what they think an adult does, twirling around with friends in fairytale land, or hosting an intimate gathering with their plush-toy friends. You will find your child spending much of their time in the land of make-believe, and it’s easy to dismiss...

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What is the True Cost to Your Child’s Future? Parents, if there were an early-learning centre that nurtured your child to be a champion, in school and in life, would that be of interest to you? Have you been looking for a preschool that truly develops your child’s mind, rather than just babysitting? Like you,...

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What to look for in an Early Childhood Teacher? As they grow up, it’s important to instill the right values and principles in children in order to help them mature into healthy adults. Early childhood teachers play a very important role in that process, at a very important time in the early development of your...

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The term “School Readiness” gets thrown around liberally after your child turns three. Some preschools or early learning centre might have you believe your children will magically “get ready” for school in a month-long programme. This simply isn’t true. School readiness is just one part of your children’s learning journey and it takes time to...

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When you hear the word literacy you probably imagine a book, a pen and a notepad. You’re not alone – even the Oxford dictionary boasts the ability to read and write as the most common definition. However, according to UNESCO, the answer to the question “What are literacy skills?” is much more complex. They consider...

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Continuing our two-part series in celebrating the male educators in the early childhood industry in Australia, this week we spoke to Nick Wood from our Annandale centre, for his unique views and insights into the role. How long have you been a preschool teacher? I began working in the childcare industry 14 years ago. The...

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