Our Family Day Care Educators tailor their preschool programs to suit the individual needs of each child. They consult closely with parents to ensure the children's own interests and any specific areas of focus are reflected in the program.
Preschool age learning includes a deliberate combination of intentional teaching and spontaneous learning.
The Family Day Care curriculum is based on the only Federal Government approved framework for children under school age, the Early Years Learning Framework.
Our play-based program fosters the following developmental areas:
- Language (following directions, asking and answering questions, telling a story, learning new words)
- Cognitive growth (concepts such as time, advanced memory games)
- Fine motor skills (pincer grip, cutting, pasting, holding a pencil, drawing, writing name)
- Gross motor skills (hopping, jumping, skipping)
Social and emotional skill development is also a key focus area and is essential for a successful start to primary school:
- Emotional resilience (self-regulating emotions, expressing emotions appropriately)
- Self-help skills (caring for belongings, tying shoelaces, putting on clothing such as socks and jumpers, toileting independence)
- Forming and maintaining friendships
- Initiating conversation
- Conflict resolution and compromise
- Problem solving skills
- Developing resilience
- Sharing and take turns
- Cooperating and collaborating with others
- Learning to adapt to changes in routines
- Knowing when and how to ask for help
- Empathy and caring for others
Each day the children engage in wide-ranging experiences and activities designed to build their strengths and promote a life-long love of learning.