Our Program. 

All of our staff are qualified Early Childhood Educators who are passionate about childcare and education! Although it may look like our centre is just a lot of fun (and it is!) everything we do is learning. Children are constantly exploring, questioning and trying to make sense of their world and understand society. We love to include the community in our program and routines- this is reflected in our planning and we try to go on outings as often as possible. Here are some of the learning outcomes children receive from different areas of our program:


Music

  • Children experience rhythm, melody harmony, form and mood.
  • Children express themselves in music, dance and song.
  • Children have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of instruments.
  • Children learn a variety of songs, rhymes and chants.

Dramatic Play

  • Children have an opportunity to express their emotions.
  • Children have the opportunity to extend verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Children are able to reproduce the world around them and make sense of it.

Puzzles

  • Shape recognition.
  • Looking for patterns.
  • Developing fine motor skills.
  • Problem solving.

Water

  • Promotes mathematical language and concepts such as:
    • Measuring
    • Volume
    • Weight.
    • Floating
    • Sinking
    • Over flowing
    • Full
    • Empty
  • Exploration and making sense of the physical and natural world.
  • Problem solving.

Sand

  • Development of mathematical language and concepts such as:
    • weight
    • volume
    • empty
    • full
  • Offers a range of activities that promote science exploration.
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills.
  • Opportunities to develop and refine theories about the world.
  • Encourages social play and group work.

Outdoor environment

  • Opportunities to explore and extend ideas about nature and the world around us.
  • Opportunities to socialize.
  • Opportunities to increase confidence in control and use of our body.
  • Learning new gross motor skills.

Playdough

  • No set way to use dough – sense of achievement.
  • Opportunities to socialize.
  • Develops dramatic and creative play.
  • Develops fine motor skills.
  • Language is developed.
  • Opportunities to learn about texture.
  • Develops mathematical concepts such as;
    • colour,
    • big,
    • little,
    • half,
    • counting,
    • number recognition etc.
  • Can be used to develop literacy concepts such as letter recognition.

Circle time:

  • A special time to bring us all together. We learn to be part of a group.
  • Children learn to listen to others and to wait their turn.
  • Develop language skills through singing, listening to stories, listening to others talk, and through sharing news.
  • Develops confidence to speak in a group.
  • Developing an interest in the world through introducing new information.
  • Learning about shapes, colors and numbers.
  • Learning about letters and written words through focus letters.
  • Having fun. Each teacher brings a variety of songs, stories, training and knowledge
  • Opportunities for hearing songs, rhymes and chants that repeat patterns and sounds.
  • Developing a delight in books and learning important pre-reading skills.

Science:

  • Incorporates: Geology, biology, chemistry, physics, astrology, conservation.
  • Children learn observation, research, inquiry, experimentation and exploration techniques.
  • Children learn about their natural, physical and material world.
  • Opportunities to develop a respect and responsibility for the environment.
  • The science area allows children to generate and modify their own conclusions.
  • Teachers scaffold children’s knowledge finding out where they are at and building on this knowledge.
  • Children learn to use books, and other reference resources.