Our Early Childhood Teacher with their team of passionate assistant educators implements a Kindy program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The EYLF is a framework approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Our Kindy program contributes to the following learning outcomes outlined in the EYLF:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
Why choose our Kindy program?
- All day care for your child, whilst incorporating learning
- Flexible routines
- Child’s Interest based program
- Continuity of Familiar environments from 0-5
- Play based Learning
- Families needs meet on a personal level
- Nutritious meals provided
- Strict educator:child ratio
- Rest/relaxation time
- Family environment to enable siblings to be together
- Small group learning areas, such as art studio and light room, and garden.
School readiness is children starting their first year of school as social, confident, resilient, independent children; which includes being able to share, look after their belongings, negotiate with peers during a conflict and concentrate on a task for extended periods of time.
How we promote School Readiness...
Social skills to support children to:
- Positively approach other children and make friends;
- Participate in play;
- Express emotions and deal with conflict appropriately;
- Show interest in others and form friendships;
- Express their needs and wants appropriately;
- Separate from parents or primary carers;
- Take turns in games and activities;
- Share toys and equipment;
- Follow some directions and understand some rules;
- Participate in groups; and
- Cope with transitions between routines and experiences.
What school readiness looks like…….
Cognitive skills to support children to:
- Show natural curiosity and interest in learning new things;
- Have confidence in learning; and
- Be interested in solving problems.
Language skills to support children to:
- Use language to ask questions and communicate their thoughts and ideas;
- Listen to others; and
- Enjoy books and being read to.
Independence and life skills to support children to:
- Cope with a small amount of supervision in a variety of situations;
- Toilet and dress themselves independently;
- Work within a more structured environment.
Physical skills to support children to:
- Use pencils, crayons, textas and scissors; and
- Balance, run, jump, and use equipment such as balls and climbing apparatus.
Transitioning from Treasured Tots Kindy to Pre-Primary
- Build partnerships with a local school so that the children are regular visitors to the school
- Provide a transition to school statement/letter for each child’s school teacher
- Add school uniforms and other related resources to the home corner.
- Share stories with children about going to school and encourage discussion.