Meet the Centre Manager of Oakleigh World of Learning
“We strive to support children’s learning and development by providing them with a stimulating learning environment that encourages each child to be actively involved in their learning and educators guiding that learning.”
My name is Moska Mirkhil and I am the Director of Oakleigh World of Learning and I would like to thank you for showing an interest in our early learning centre. My goal as an early childhood educator is to provide the highest quality of care and education for young children in partnership with my team of dedicated educators, children themselves, their families, and our extended community.
My role in the field of early childhood education and care began thirteen years ago. I worked casually during school holidays at a local childcare centre. From then on to date I have engaged in several experiences that have shaped my understanding about children’s development and learning in their early childhood years. I have been working at this centre for twelve years. I have completed my Diploma in Children’s Services, Bachelor of Education, Masters in Education (Research) and currently working on my Doctor of Philosophy in Education. I believe that children are born ready to learn and curious about the world around them. From birth, children are learning about themselves, other people and the world around them.
My own research and work experience has confirmed existing empirical studies about the importance of the early childhood years setting the foundation for children’s success in the future. These years are a time when the brain develops at a rapid rate. The experiences and relationships a child encounters, their health and nutrition affects a child’s development significantly (DEECD, 2010). The more positive experiences support children’s brains to develop in healthy ways. In these early years language develops, social/emotional development enables the child to begin to understand their own feelings and those of others, cognitive processes start to become more intricate, and basic motor abilities progress.
Given this basis together with my team of educators we aim to provide each child with learning experiences that encourages them to leave their comfort zones and take on challenges constructively and develop a love for learning. The experiences provided are play-based, open-end, culturally inclusive and reflective of each child’s abilities and interests. Such experiences enable children to imagine, inquire, explore, take risks and build on their knowledge about the world around them.
Pioneer of educational psychology Lev Vygotsky said: ‘’What a child can do with assistance today they can do it independently tomorrow”. At the World of Learning Oakleigh we strive to support children’s learning and development by providing them with a stimulating learning environment that encourages each child to be actively involved in their learning and educators guiding that learning.
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