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Aurora Insights: Building Resilience in Early Childhood

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Many of us are familiar with the word ‘resilience’ or the ability to bounce back; a trait more commonly expressed through the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” As adults, we practice resilience every time we surmount a challenge or solve a problem. However, resilience is not a quality that hibernates until it one has to tackle problems …

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Early Education, Early Investment, Long Lasting Returns

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends” – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin would know – as one of America’s founding fathers and the inventor of electricity, he demonstrated the immense power of investing in knowledge. Educators, pedagogists and parents have carried forward that idea today; a sound education which arms a child with knowledge and skills is equated with …

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Water Absorption Stem Incursion at Aurora!

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This week the children had a STEM incursion through Starting Bright. The topic was ‘Water Absorption.’ The children enjoyed a variety of activities to aid in their scientific investigations of absorption. In one activity they squeezed sponges and looked at how much water could be absorbed and released, measuring the water and making the connection between using more force to …

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Aurora Insights: How Parents Can Approach Separation Anxiety​

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By Aurora educators. Attending an early learning centre is an important and exciting stage in a child’s development. They will have opportunities to interact with other children and educators and benefit from a stimulating learning environment. Some children embrace this change with enthusiasm and excitement which can leave parents feeling confident and comfortable while other children may feel afraid, upset …

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The Sector Interviews Aurora CEO Sheela Edwards: Exceeding the National Quality Standards with Philosophy and Acumen at the Core

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This interview was originally posted in The Sector and has been reposted with The Sector’s permission. The original article can be found here.  BY FREYA LUCAS Sheela Edwards, Founder and CEO of Aurora Early Education has made an interesting move from 25 years in the corporate, financial and business advisory sectors to creating a “holistic, hands-on learning environment” in Rowville, …

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The Importance of Risk Taking During Play

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By Aurora Educators. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health states that children need ‘risky play’. Risky play includes activities like climbing trees and jumping from a reasonable heights, riding bikes fast, playing near water, skating and exploring without active adult interference. According to The Journal, children who are involved in risk taking play experiences improve their reaction …

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What Does Speech Development in Early Childhood Look Like?

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“Mama.” “Papa!” “Yes.” “NOOO!” Even the world’s finest orators, from Mandela to Churchill to Gandhi, started their careers with a few humble words in their repertoire. As they progressed through childhood, they rapidly added new vocabulary and speech patterns to their arsenal, eventually developing into skilled speakers. Indeed, many children’s speech development in early childhood progresses in a similar way. …

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Aurora Create: Why Art Is So Very Important In The Early Childhood Curriculum

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Many parents hang their children’s artwork on their fridges explaining proudly to guests that it’s a drawing of their family, home, or – when they absolutely cannot decipher it – that its evidence of their child’s imaginative powers and artistic skill. They’re not far from the truth – Pablo Picasso once acutely observed that “every child is an artist”; every …

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Victoria Government Takes A Leaf Out of Aurora’s Language Curriculum

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Since its inception, Aurora Early Education has had language sessions integrated into its curriculum with our children being given the opportunity to learn a second language through a variety of engaging programs and activities. Now, the Victoria State Government has announced that as a part of the new Early Childhood Language Programm, 150 kindergartens across Victoria will offer children weekly …

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