Our preschool learning environment reflects the view that the children are capable and constructors of their own knowledge and the adults are facilitators and co-learners. Children are free to choose the areas of interest in which to participate throughout the day and the staff and children engage in collaborative decision-making about the equipment which is used or offered.
Each day, experiences provided are based on the children’s interest are provided. These include art, puzzles, blocks, dough, dramatic play, writing corner, construction toys, journals, computer, books, sand, active and imaginative play, gardening, story telling and music. Children can initiate or continue their own projects and investigations that may last days or weeks. Some children may also be involved in collaborative projects with other children. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in group activities with either a small or large group.
The programs and daily routines are flexible recognising the individual needs and interests of the children. Visitors are also planned throughout the year to extend the children’s learning beyond those offered in the preschool on a daily basis.
What your child will develop by participating in our Play-based Curriculum.
- A sense of feeling safe, secure and supported.
- Their autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
- Become knowledgeable and confident learners.
- Develop the ability to interact with others with care, empathy and respect.
- Develop a sense of belonging to groups and a community.
- Become aware of fairness.
- Become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
- Become string in their social and emotional wellbeing.
- A sense of responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
- Dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity,commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- Develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
- Develop their ability to transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
- Resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
- Develop their ability interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
- Engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.
- Develop their ability to express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
- Interact with and understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
- Explore and use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.
Preparing for School
What will my child be learning at school and how can I begin to prepare them? (click below to download)