Pre-School Program 2017-11-17T10:19:10+00:00
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Pre-School Program

Our preschool aged children are grouped into two age groups, 3-4 years and 4-5 years.

What to bring?

  • A broad rimmed or legionnaire sunhat
  • Drink bottle with water
  • A change of spare clothes
  • Cot size sheets for rest time – fitted and top, blanket if needed

* Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name

3-4 year old room

Children in this room are provided with an environment that will further develop their independence and learning based on their own abilities and interests. Our staff develop each child’s self-confidence as a foundation for the transition into the 4-5 year old room.

Staff continue to monitor your child’s progress according to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards Developmental milestones checklist. A copy of the document can be found at the following website (https://www.cscentral.org.au/Resources/eylf/developmental-milestones.pdf).

The focus of the curriculum is your child’s self confidence in their learning ability. Within the 2-3 year room your child will have explored and begun to develop many new skills and it is essential that these are further established.

Our staff provide learning opportunities to:

  • Extend rote counting and support the development of 1:1 correspondence
  • Speak in a group situation (tell news)
  • Use pencils and brushes with more control to begin to draw recognisable shapes and pictures
  • Begin to use maths terminology in their play (heavy, light, empty, full, high, low, long, short
  • Begin to work with 1 or 2 peers for a common goal
  • Starting to recognise familiar text (name)
  • Beginning to show planning in their play – state what they are making
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4-5 year old room

Children who will be moving on to Kindergarten in the following year require a program that equips them with the necessary skills for a smooth transition. Our preschool program is built on a foundation of each child’s strengths, needs and interests, with a focus on transition to school and the Early Years Learning Framework Transition to School.

Staff continue to monitor your child’s progress according to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards Developmental milestones checklist. A copy of the document can be found at the following website (https://www.cscentral.org.au/Resources/eylf/developmental-milestones.pdf).

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Our Cirriculum

The aim of the curriculum for the 4-5 year group is to consolidate the skills, knowledge and learning children have developed as well as ensuring they are prepared for the requirements of kindergarten so as to provide a successful start to their formal schooling life.

The curriculum is based on each child’s developmental level, interest areas and learning styles as well as preparing each child to achieve the following:

Language and literacy

  • Use grammatically correct sentences and clearly articulate words
  • Use an extended vocabulary
  • Contribute in group discussions
  • Recognise familiar text (for example the child’s name)
  • Follow individual and group directions
  • Ask questions
  • Engage in literacy activities (drawing, writing name)

Maths

  • Classify according to more than one attribute (colour and shape)
  • Sort
  • Count using 1:1 correspondence
  • Identify concepts such as weight, length, size, volume
  • Matches
  • Sequence according to size

Cognitive Skills

  • Complete a task from beginning to end
  • Display extended concentration
  • Persist at challenging activities
  • Use a range of problem solving skills (matching, logic)
  • Ask questions to assist problem solving
  • Communicate problem solving strategies
  • Draw recognisable pictures

Motor Skills

  • Display a dominant hand preference
  • Utilise a mature pencil grip and has control when writing/drawing
  • Use a correct scissor grip and is able to cut fluently
  • Confidently run
  • Display spatial awareness when moving around the environment
  • Hand-eye co-ordination (threads beads, catches a ball)
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Social/Emotional

  • Separate confidently in the preschool environment
  • Engage in conversation
  • Interact in co-operative play with peers
  • Able to work independently and in a group
  • Share and take turns patiently
  • Communicate needs appropriately
  • Able to solve minor conflicts
  • Respond well to guidance
  • Contribute to group tasks (packing away)

Self-help

  • Recognise own belongings and place items in own bag
  • Independent in care giving (toileting, hand washing, blowing nose, eating)
  • Able to dress self independently
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