Our Kindergarten Programs
At Kate's Place we have a certified Kindergarten Program for children in the year prior to prep. For a child to fully benefit from the kindergarten program they are required to attend for a minimum of 15 hours per week. The days and hours of the kindergarten program in each of our services varies - please check with the Director for the times at each service. There is also a sign in the foyer of each service listing the name, qualifications and rostered hours/days of the teacher.
The kindergarten program is delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher, whose qualifications are recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Your child will learn through play at Kindergarten. This occurs by your child participating in play-based learning experiences designed to encourage their emotional, social, physical, intellectual, numeracy, language and literacy skills and abilities. While at kindergarten your child will; Use language to communicate ideas, feelings and needs; Make friends and learn how to cooperate with other children; Become more independent and confident in their abilities; Develop self-discipline; Use their creativity to express ideas and feelings through art, dance and dramatic play; and Identify, explore and solve problems.
Your child's teachers will get to know your child's interests, talents and strengths and will design learning activities to best meet your child's individual needs. As parents you are actively encouraged to share your own view and insights about your child to help guide their learning experience. Your child will also be an active participant as children bring a wealth of knowledge from prior experiences. This information is put into your child's portfolio and is given to families at the end of the year for keep sake.