Harmony Early Learning hires new Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Sally Rosario
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Harmony Early Learning hires new Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Sally Rosario

by Freya Lucas

November 18, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Harmony Early Learning has hired Sally Rosario as its new Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy.


Ms Rosario will drive the continuous improvement of Harmony’s early childhood education program and deliver on the provider’s commitment to ongoing professional development and capability building of staff. 


In her most recent appointment Ms Rosario was the Quality Early Learning Manager (Early Childhood) for the Queensland Department of Education as Quality Early Learning Manager (Early Childhood) where she was responsible for leading professional development in early years curriculum and pedagogy for Queensland state schools and State Delivered Kindergartens.  


Prior to this appointment she worked in the sector as a Director and Teacher at an Exceeding rated community kindergarten, affiliated with Lady Gowrie. 


Commenting on the appointment Harmony CEO Peter Warner said Ms Rosario joins the organsiation at a pivotal time during which efforts to ensure Harmony educators are extensively skilled, trained, equipped, and supported in their roles are being “ramped up.”


“Harmony is deeply committed to continuous growth in the curriculum space – we take this extremely seriously, which is why we created this role,” he said. 


“We want to be constantly improving and evolving our skills and knowledge in this space, and the addition of Sally will ensure we can do just that,” he said.  


Ms Rosario said she was attracted to the role in part because of the provider’s “clear commitment to the continuous improvement of their curriculum and pedagogy.” 


“Harmony is a true leader in the field. They attract people with knowledge and understanding of high-quality curriculum and pedagogy, including a non-contact Educational Leader in each centre, and they also recognise the importance of ongoing improvement,” she said. 


While all 13 Harmony centres are either meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard at present, Ms Rosario believes that “there is always a next step or next lift in quality on every centre’s journey.” 


“While the National Quality Standard sets the benchmark for what quality programs and practice looks like, educators can be easily overwhelmed if they don’t have adequate support or training.


Harmony has created the structures to support the capability building of all of its educators, through my role and our team of Educational Leaders,” she added. 


Ms Rosario is based in Hope Island, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and will be responsible for overseeing the provision of quality curriculum and pedagogy throughout all 13 existing Harmony services and the new centres joining the group in 2023 and beyond.   

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