The Kindergarten program at Anne Sgro Children’s Centre is a play-based program, based on an Emergent Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. Each child has activities and learning experiences planned for them, based on their interests and strengths. These activities are incorporated into the group curriculum and preparing them for school the following year. We strongly believe that our children should have a voice in our program to ensure meaningful learning occurs.
We run a 4-year-old integrated kinder program with funding for the children attending school the following year. The Kindergarten program is integrated with the long day care program, and both are delivered by a teacher holding a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, assisted by early childhood educators. Kindergarten sessions run from 8.15am to 4:15pm each day. There are no sessional kinder fees. Long day care fees will apply.
Our philosophy and aim is to provide our kindergarten children with open ended play spaces where each child is able to extend upon their ideas learning through their play. At their own pace children are encouraged to experiment, explore and investigate. As educators we will extend on their interests through intentional teaching and scaffolding, giving the children the opportunity to partake in group times and extensive project work.
We aim for each child to build a strong sense of belonging within the group forming secure respectful and reciprocal relationships with peers and educators. We strive to build positive partnerships with each of our families recognising that parents are the child’s first teachers and forming an open ended relationship will help us provide for the “whole child”. From this we aim to form a strong community of practice that will foster the development of each individual child’s identity, wellbeing and learning ensuring the best possible outcomes for each child.