In preparation: Richard Widders demonstrates Aboriginal art techniques to children at Lilly Pilly South Early Learning Centre.
In preparation: Richard Widders demonstrates Aboriginal art techniques to children at Lilly Pilly South Early Learning Centre.

Artwork marks Childcare Week

LILLY Pilly South Early Learning Centre is celebrating Childcare Week this week, culminating in the Lilly Pilly South Art Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday from 9.30am until 4.30 pm.

Childcare Week aims to recognise the importance of early learning as well as acknowledge the professionals who dedicate their time for the benefit of children.

It is also about participation and being involved in the wider community.

Early childhood teacher at Lilly Pilly South, Kirsty Morton, said the art exhibition incorporated the Early Years Learning Framework with Lilly Pilly South’s philosophy.

“The diversity in family life means that children experience belonging, being and becoming in many different ways,” Ms Morton said.

“They bring their diverse experiences, perspectives, expectations, knowledge, interest and skills to learning.

“Here at Lilly Pilly South, we view children as active participants and decision makers, which opens up possibilities for us as educators to move beyond pre-conceived expectations about what children can do and learn.

“The art exhibition provides opportunities for children to express their creativity using a variety of art and craft mediums.

“This is the third year the art exhibition has been held, so all children are building on former knowledge, through play, observations, and interactions with the art materials.”

On display will be oils on canvas created by two-year-olds, still-life watercolours by the older children, photography, wire sculptures and clay modelling.



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