The Journey Inspire program
To inspire others.
That’s why we developed the Journey Inspire program. Tapping into the unique skills of our Journey Early Learning team members, the program offers a range of cultural, social and physical activities wrapped up in an 8–12 week program. And it has one goal – inspire our little adventurers.
So how does it work? Firstly, the Journey leadership team works closely with the team to build a program brief. This includes details on how the program will be delivered, how to make it age appropriate, and the specific outcomes we want to achieve.
We piloted the program in late 2020 and are really excited by its potential to inspire and delight our children. A range of unique and diverse programs have already been launched, based on literacy, art, sport, yoga, mindfulness, sustainability, cooking, language, culture, music, movement and more.
But for now, let’s take a look into Journey Durack’s first Inspire program, ‘Love of Literacy’, led by ECT Zoey, who really wanted to bring her passion for reading to the fore.
“Personally, I love literacy and reading and wanted to ensure that all the children here at Journey have the same opportunities to fall in love with reading like I did at a young age.”
‘Love of Literacy’ ran in the final term of the year. The program focused on four stories which were each repeated to encourage long term learning and reflective learning. The program went beyond just reading – each lesson also included props, loose parts and inspiring songs to enhance the storytelling experience. The resources and props were simple, but really helped complement the stories.
The program was divided into three age groups, 0-2 (Nursery 1 and 2), 2-3 (Toddler 1 and 2)
and 2.5-3.5 (Kinder), which allowed Zoey to modify each experience and ensure it was
relevant for every age group. The sessions were run consecutively and designed to work
with Zoey’s existing Pre School schedule. Each age group was allocated 20-30 minutes.
- Week 1 and 2: Green Sheep
- Week 3 and 4; Bear Hunt
- Week 5 and 6: Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake
- Week 7 and 8: Hungry Caterpillar
Benefits of the Inspire program
- By embracing our team’s unique talents, our children are provided with the opportunity to try something brand new like baton twirling or Bollywood dancing.
- Families have access to a quality program signed off by the Head of Quality and Compliance at no extra cost.
- The program is a great way to keep our teams happy, motivated and inspired.