Our service operated an QLD Government Approved Kindergarten Program for children in the year prior to attending Prep. Subsidies are available for eligible families, contact us to find out more.
“Children who participate in a quality early education program enjoy a flying start to learning and life.
Kindergarten programs offer a safe and caring environment in which children can build confidence in their abilities, extend their skills and have fun while learning. By participating in a kindergarten program, children discover new learning experiences and establish relationships that create a strong foundation for their future education.”
Children learn through play. In a kindergarten program, your child will participate in play-based learning experiences designed to encourage a child’s physical, social, intellectual, language and emotional abilities.
Under the guidance and care of a qualified early childhood teacher 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
• Identify, explore and solve problems.
Participation in a kindergarten program will help your child learn early literacy and numeracy concepts and develop communication skills that will assist with reading and writing.
“Most importantly, a kindergarten program will help your child develop a love of learning and be better prepared to start school.” Kindy Counts Brochure, QLD Government 2012. For more information visit Queensland Government: Kindergarten Training.