Becoming - Kindergarten Room

Age Group:

Children in the Becoming/Kindergarten Room include the ages of 3 to 5 with children turning 4 years of age before the 30th of June participating in the Kindergarten year curriculum. Your child needs to be able to independently communicate with their peers and be confident in their toileting skills as part of attending this room.

Room Educators:

Julia - Our qualified Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) has 19 years experience in educational settings. She is passionate about early childhood literacy and has a holistic approach to teaching. She believes that children find their identity and purpose through connections to the community, to the natural world, and that children learn through embedding core values such as compassion and peace.

Serena - Assistant Educator, Diploma Qualified.

Meals:

Meals, as in all rooms at the centre, are provided following rotating menus  A variety of fruits and vegetables are offered for morning tea, various sandwiches or hot meals for lunchtime and some of the snack choices for afternoon tea include yoghurt/custard and fruit, date loaf, pikelets, raisin bread, muffins, and crackers. Water is supplied at all times while milk is supplied only at lunchtime. If your child has any special dietary requirements please let us know and we will attempt to incorporate them into the menu or you may be encouraged to bring specific healthy menu alternative foods/milk for your child.

What to bring/provide:

1 bag containing the following items:

* a few changes of clothing appropriate to the weather (shirts with sleeves for sun safety) as we engage in messy / water play within the curriculum as well as accidents occasionally occurring.

* water bottle.

* vest coat for cooler weather.

* a sheet bag containing a well fitted cot sized sheet and top sheet is required for each day your child attends, and being taken home to be washed on the last day of attendance each week.

Please label all items with your child’s name. 

Kindy Room Philosophy

In the Becoming/Kindergarten Room, we believe that the early years are a holistic journey of adventure and investigation for each unique individual through play-based experiences. This occurs with supportive indoor and outdoor learning environments, valuing families and the wider community, incorporating the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Independence is encouraged through self-selection, child choice and the freedom to explore, fostering the development of skills to provide a foundation of learning for Prep and future education.

 

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