2. Add your service goals
Every service has a philosophy statement or statement of principles (goals) by which you operate. LIFT helps you to demonstrate how you implement these goals by allowing them to link to your programming.
To do this, we recommend you break up your "Philosophy" into short goals or objectives. If you have yet to create a philosophy statement or statement of principles, there are some examples at the bottom of the page designed to get you started.
To start using LIFT you only need to add one goal.
Again, please don't worry if you make a mistake or would like to change or remove this goal; you can always do this from our set up "Enrolment / Service" page at any time.
A few example service goals
Family involvement is actively encouraged through sharing skills, interests, and knowledge, and actively participation in the development of their child.
We actively engage use of resources from the wider community to extend and improve our programs
Provide opportunities for children to understand, feel empathy, value and respect differences in race, sex & ability
Programs are sensitive and responsive to individual needs (physical, cultural or spiritual)
Programs are inclusive of children with additional needs.
Programs foster appreciation of equity and social responsibility
Apply the AECA Code of Ethics and the UN Rights of the Child
Programs encourage children to make choices
Programs that reflect individual and group interest
A balance between teacher and child initiated experiences will be maintained.
Programs encourage an understanding of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Programs foster development life skills such as self help, care for health, decision making, organisation, communication, sharing and team work
Programs promote well-being and provide opportunities to build self esteem, independence and self love
Programs encourage resilience, including capacity to cope with change, accept failure and overcome setbacks
Programs encourage children to interact with and be respectful of their environment, through the cultivation of the land, the observation of and caring for animals and local flora and fauna
Programs encourage healthy eating
Programs encourage hygiene and care of self health
Group and individual programs that enhance all aspects of a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual social and language development
Nurture children’s imagination through music, song, story-telling and role playing
Orientation & transition, an important aspect in early well-being and belonging, is valued and managed sensitively in close collaboration with the family and the child.
Risk taking, with boundaries to ensure children remain safe, is supported.
The set up of the physical environment is considered vital in supporting the program and positive classroom interactions
The environment is designed to be welcoming and feel 'homely'