Our early childhood education service at The Brook operated a 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 further information, visit Queensland Government: Kindergarten Training.