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Kindergarten

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3 Year Old Kindergarten

Our 3-year-old Kindergarten room is located within our main ‘Exceeding Rated’ ELC facility. Our 22-place Kindergarten strongly focuses on self-help skills, building children’s independence and emotional regulation, and preparing children for their undertakings in our 4-year-old Kindergarten program.
The program is planned and delivered monthly. It includes a variety of intentional teaching, child-led learning, and family input.

Our Kindergarten Program overview

Our program reflects our everyday lives and the children’s abilities and interests. It emphasises children’s choice and independence to encourage and scaffold prior knowledge and expose them to new ideas and experiences. The intention is to develop children’s skills, dispositions, and knowledge continuously.

The children participate in three group times each day, including morning circle time and intentional teaching, music and movement, story, and rest time.

Community Collaboration

We value community collaboration in our program. Our Kindergarten children participate in 2 excursions and two incursions throughout the year. These include places like Twisted Science and have had visits from The Drama Toolbox and Ready Steady Go sports program.

Our program incorporates other community collaborations such as:

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4 Year Old Kindergarten

Our 4-Year-Old Kindergarten is an ‘Exceeding Rated’ stand-alone campus located directly across from our ELC building. Our 22-place Kindergarten strongly focuses on School Readiness and learning as a group.

The Kindergarten program is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework (V2.0) and The Victorian Curriculum, ensuring that our intentional teaching covers the necessary content for children transitioning to primary school. The program is planned and delivered termly, with each term having an intentional teaching focus, broken down further into weekly learning topics.

The children participate in four group times daily, including circle time and intentional teaching, music and movement, story and rest time, and inquiry lessons.

Our Kindergarten program overview

We also believe in a balance of intentional teaching and child-led learning opportunities.
This is why we provide children with the opportunity to participate in inquiry-based lessons each day, during which they can completely lead their learning.
Children are invited to choose and discuss the topics they wish to learn about, and with the use of technology, we encourage the children to draw on their inquiry skills to find the answers to their questions.

Community Collaboration

We value community collaboration in our program. Our Kindergarten children participate in two excursions and two incursions throughout the year. These include places like the Sea Life Aquarium, Twisted Science, Myuna Farm, Aviation Museum, and had visits from The Drama Toolbox, Animals of Oz, and Reptile Days.

Our program incorporates other community collaborations such as:
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