Programs

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
3-4 Year Old Activity Group &
4-5 Year Old Preschool Program (year before school)

 

The Preschool runs 2 programs in 2020:

  • Preschool is for 4-5 year olds in their year prior to starting school.

Days:   Mon, Tues, and Wed 

Hours: 8.45am to 1.45pm.
 

  • Activity Group is for 3-4 year olds in their year prior to Preschool.

Days:   Thurs
Hours: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Eligibility - 4YO Program

Children are eligible to attend four year old kindergarten if they will turn four years old by the 30th April in the year of attendance. Parents of children born in the months January through April, have the choice of which year to enrol their child. In the event of limited places, priority is given according to Priority of Access in our Enrolments Policy

Eligibility - 3YO Program

Children need to turn 3 year years of age prior to commencing the Activity Group.

Our programs are built around the Victorian Frameworks and the Quality Framework provided by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authourity ACECQA
 

Recent State Government policy changes means there will be financial support available to families in our area from 2021 that allows us to offer a funded 3 year old program as well as our current program for 4-5 year olds. These changes mean we need to check that what we're going to provide is the best fit for our community. We  designed a survey asking families to choose between two different program models and three options for days they would like their child/ren to attend preschool.

At this stage we feel we have identified the best model to offer in 2021 is the Mixed Aged Groupings. Local families responses were vital in shaping that decision. This survey was not an official expression of interest or an actual enrolment, our expressions of interest for 2021 are now closed and offers of places will go out on Oct 5th 2020.

We are very excited to be amongst the first services in the state to offer a funded 3yo program - meaning an extra year of learning play and making friends at Kinder. (See education.vic.gov.au/3yokinder for more info on this.)

Link to Survey coming soon. For more info on mixed aged models see USEFUL LINKS - MIXED AGE PRESCHOOL. State Govt. funding makes us more afforable, fees will be set at same rate as current 4/5 yr old kinder program.

The program is designed to maximise your child's development intellectually, emotionally and socially following the National Early Years Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. The frameworks are used for program planning in combination with the interests and individual needs of the children.

The VEYLD Framework identifies five Outcomes which are:

  1. IDENTITY

  2. COMMUNITY

  3. WELLBEING

  4. LEARNING

  5. COMMUNICATION

Using the framework we aim to ensure:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children are effective communicators

For more information click here

For our 2020 Handbook for Preschool click this link

For our 2020 Activity Group Handbook click here

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