Wallaby Childcare – Learning Programs
 



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We believe that a child’s early years are an important time for the development
of social, physical, cognitive and emotional skills, this is the time where the foundations for a love of learning and a strong sense of self worth are acquired.


Kindergarten


All our centres offer a 4 year old kinder program for children in the year before they commence Prep. These programs are led by our highly professional Bachelor Trained Educators. To be eligible for these programs children need to turn 4 years old on, or before April 30th in that year.
At kindergarten your child will grow socially and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognise language and their fine motor skills will be developed through play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others. Most importantly, your child will be learning to become an effective learner as they develop and extend their communication skills, build their self-confidence, learn to be creative, and develop skills that assist them with reading, writing and mathematics.


Belonging, being, becoming


The philosophy of the Early Years Framework is not such a great leap from the existing Wallaby Childcare Curriculum. They both emphasise the importance of play-based learning to engender in childhood a strong sense of belonging to family and community. They also emphasise being in the here and now having fun and trying new things, and becoming an identity through learning and developing.

Learning Outcomes


To put this philosophy into action our educators will assist your child's development through these 5 learning goals:
  • Learning Outcome 1 – A strong sense of identity
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Connections with their world
  • Learning Outcome 3 – A strong sense of well-being
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Confidence and involvement in their learning
  • Learning Outcome 5 – Effective communication skills
The Framework changes are very subtle and revolve around things such as providing children with more autonomy in choosing their toys and activities and having more focused one-to-one learning encounters with their educators. This allows for intentional teaching moments throughout the day.

Each of our rooms offers a wide variety of activities that have been planned with consideration of the age-specific and developmental needs of your child.
A kindergarten program is provided for the increasingly independent preschool child who needs activities to engage their ever growing abilities.



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for a smile...