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Video transcript - Children’s ideas contribute to quality early learning

This is a transcript for StartingBlocks.gov.au’s ‘Children’s ideas contribute to quality early learning’ video available here

Quality early learning services are responsible for supporting you and your child, and involving you both when planning programs and activities for your child. These programs and activities are responsive to children’s voices and ideas, and are aimed at developing and extending their thinking, interests, skills and abilities. This video shows how the programs planned by educators at quality early learning services help children’s learning and development.

00:00 – 00:04
Audio: [Young girl 1] And if we actually kill the bees then there’ll be no honey. [Educator] True
Visual description: A preschool age girl, wearing a green-blue combination dress, is sitting on the branch of a tree and talking to her educator who is standing close by. The educator, who is wearing a black hat, is standing with her back to the camera while she speaks to the girl.

00:05 – 00:07   
Audio: [Upbeat music]
Visual description: Message appears on a pink background: ‘Children’s ideas & opinions contribute to quality early learning’.

00:08 – 00:11
Audio: [Young girl 2] See, the ice cream's going to be bigger, so I need someone else's play dough.
Visual description: Another preschool age girl wearing an orange full sleeve T-shirt and a beige knitted vest is seated at a table inside her early learning service making a play dough ice cream.

00:12 – 00:14
Audio: [Young boy] It would have to be right up there.
Visual description: Little boy in a blue jumper is talking to his educator outdoors while pointing upwards. The educator, who is wearing a yellow jumper inside a black hooded winter jacket, is crouched down and actively listening to the boy.

00:15 – 00:17
Audio: [Young girl 1] We can cook vegetables. [Educator] We can.
Visual description: The same preschool age girl from the beginning of the video is sitting on the branch of a tree while talking to her educator, who is standing close by.

00:18 – 00:19
Audio: [Upbeat music]
Visual description: Message appears on a pink background: ‘For more info visit StartingBlocks.gov.au’. The StartingBlocks.gov.au logo appears on screen.