The Pre-School environment enables the children to gain an appreciation for literacy and numeracy; to work as part of a group, to share, cooperate with and listen to others; a capacity to think, investigate and solve problem; as well as feel safe, secure, and accepted. The daily program is designed to meet the needs of every child, recognising that children develop at different rates. Each experience is provided with a purpose in mind. Individual assessment programs for each child exist in the form of a portfolio.
The portfolio consists of documented development in the following areas: social/emotional, physical, spiritual, thinking, creative, and communicating. It also includes spontaneous and group experiences, photographs, samples of work, and group-learning projects. The teaching staff observes and assesses each child and plan teaching accordingly. The portfolios will be available for parents at all times. If you feel a need to discuss your child’s progress please speak to your child’s focus teacher. A daily program will be displayed in each room. This will vary according to seasons and weather, but because young children feel secure with routine, most days will follow the same timetable.
If you have any questions about your child’s day please see a staff member.
Parents are welcome to be involved in the program and to spend time with their child in the centre. It is very important for your child to see your interest in his or her activities.