All children attend excursions that are directly related to and part of the curriculum or a topic the children show a strong interest in. We see this as an opportunity to be seen by members of the community, to engage in and be a part of it. Families are strongly encouraged and are welcome to join their children on excursions whenever possible.
Some of the wonderful excursions WECC has undertaken have included a tour of Woolworths, National Gallery, Bunnings, Woden Library, the Op Shop for children to purchase books, the local shops to share a treat for morning tea and the Bus Wash. Another excursion that is a regular occurrence for all rooms (weather permitting) is a walk to Eddison Park. The children can play on the play ground and see all the wonderful wildlife that lives in our beautiful Woden community.
Incursions are held within our Centre. They are related to and part of the curriculum, a topic the children show an interest in or based around children’s safety and wellbeing. We see this as an opportunity to let members of the community be a part of our Centre. Our incursions have included The Jeral Puppet Show, Brush dental hygienist, The Reptile Man, Kenny Koala, Duncan Smith and the Tooth Fairy! The Early Years Learning Framework recommends excursions and incursions for children aged 1-5 years old to assist with the five learning outcomes needed for a holistic education.