Using both the EYLF and the WA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines, children experience a program designed to develop skills for a lifelong love of learning such as predicting, observing, problem solving, communicating ideas, experimenting and self expression.
Our day includes…
Our curriculum has the added benefit of helping children develop resilience to cope with the big changes they face during their transition to school.
We place emphasis on encouraging independence, building self-esteem, and developing effective social skills that allow children to cooperate and negotiate with their peers.
During number time your child experiences activities that allow them to count, to recognise and arrange items, sort and match objects, to create patterns, to measure and weigh items and to begin to use mathematical language such as ‘more’, ‘less’ and ‘the same as’.
For literacy, children build on the skills taught thus far including letter and sound recognition, name writing and recognition of sight words in what can only be described as a “print rich” environment.
For example, around the room many forms of literature are explored including poems, recipes, letters, newspapers, stories, alphabet charts and audio stories. We provide many opportunities for reading, storytelling and discussions.
Of course children also enjoy:
And here’s where it gets really exciting…
Our fabulous Early Childhood (Kindy) Teacher liaises with our 3 nearest schools Atwell Primary School, Harmony Primary School and Piara Waters Primary School to ensure our Programs are closely aligned.
Children also learn through…
The Kindy classroom is set up in learning areas so that all children can explore kindy experience, experiment and investigate with the carefully chosen resources in 1-on-1 teaching, small group and whole group sessions both at our facility and in the community.
Nothing is left to chance to ensure your child is fully prepared for school.
At the end of every day you’ll see a summary of what your child did and, when the activity permits, photos of them in action (this provides a general summary of what your child has done however, please be aware, logistically it may not be possible to photograph every child every day). Located above the lockers, this is also an important communication tool for upcoming events and any parent notices.
A summary of what appears on the Information Board is emailed to you to read each afternoon so you are kept up to date.
This is very satisfying for parents because it gives you an insight into what your child has said, done, and experienced during their day. Parents appreciate this is a fantastic way to keep you in touch with how your child is involved, and makes the whole child care process so much more fun and informative for you.
Our educators love to capture these moments to share with the parents each day.
And you’ll see for yourself… each morning them running out the door because they can’t wait to get to all the fun learning they love at Leap Start!!