According to our philosophy each child is a unique person with an individual personality, learning style and family background. We believe that a child’s early learning experiences should be of high quality and suited to their own individual needs. We aim to encourage learning through play in a caring and happy environment, to make friends and feel secure with those around them.
Our Kindergarten program is designed to help each child reach their full potential in an environment that is challenging, secure and nurturing. This is an exciting entry into a child’s formal education and it is our hope that it will be a very positive beginning! Along with other early childhood professionals, we believe that young children learn through active, purposeful interactions with a wide variety of learning materials and activities which develop the growth of the whole child. Young children need to be able to learn by using all their senses and by trying things out on their own.
Children develop at their own pace, with varying strengths, needs and interests, so implementation of the curriculum is fluid and flexible to support every learner. While whole group instruction is important, especially for building community, the early childhood teacher knows that young children learn best in small groups with lots of one-on-one support. Through their play (the work of young children!), they learn skills and knowledge, refine their communication and they learn the rules and norms of social interaction, so children need time to interact with and learn from their peers every day!