Preschool is a time for a child to get ready for school. Becoming a member of a class is a significant step for any child.
Here at Redlynch Daycare Centre we provide a specialised pre prep program to children aged four to five years. The program is developed in accordance with the Qld Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, which is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. The program is specifically catering to the four to five years age group, the program is aimed at providing children with the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong learning. As part of the program, children engage in play based learning to develop early literacy and numeracy concepts and communication skills, which will help their reading and writing ability. A qualified teacher, who has a Bachelor in Education (Early Childhood) certificate, teaches the program. The Guideline builds connections between what children already know or can do in their learning at preschool and future learning in Prep.
The Centre provides a transition statement that is created to build a shared and accurate picture of the child’s learning. This report is completed in early November and given to parents. A printed copy of the yearly transitional statement is given to families to pass onto the school. The transition statement summarises a child’s learning, recognizing that children’s learning is fluid, particularly as they transition to a new setting, and that each learning and development area describes a range of key focuses and significant learnings.
Each child is given time to mature socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our aim as teachers and educators in the preschool room is to instil in all children an awareness of themselves as an individual and a feeling that they are a worthwhile and special person.