On this page you will find links to a number of websites that expand on the general philosophy and outlook of Mt Martha Preschool.
Peter Gray, Ph.D.
“Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore.”
Let the Children Play
“Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.”
Educator and sketchnoter
Early Life Foundations
Kathy Walker OAM is the founding director of Early Life Foundations
Haim G. Ginott
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/212291.Haim_G_Ginott
Australian Human Rights Commission – children’s rights
Kids Matter – Australian early childhood mental health initiative
Raising Children – the Australian parenting website