When a child attends school, there is a great change for that child and for his/her family. We believe that you, the child’s parents are a most important link in this transition. Parents and teachers as partners.
The better the bridge between home and school, the better the education: that’s the message of recent research. This centre will always talk about starting school in a positive manner that will reinforce a healthy attitude towards the transition.
On request from a school pre-school records will be made available for the child transferring. If possible information on local schools will be made available.
Engadine Gumnuts Pre-school program is aimed towards giving your child greater confidence and self –esteem in preparation for Big School. Teachers work at each child’s pace and offer full support and praise for effort, trying hard and the process they work through, rather than the resulting piece of work.
Pre-school program is an exciting time for your child where the teachers focus on further development of their pre-writing, pre-reading, pre-maths skills and social/emotional development. These activities are planned for the children to stimulate their mind and challenge their thoughts, while remaining fun, appealing and appropriate for their individual development.
The Preschool Program is ongoing throughout the year and incorporates many activities throughout the day, with just some of the activities being:
Starting in March during rest time all Pre-school children will start working on their school journals which include activites on Pre-writing and Maths, . These will help develop hand-eye co-ordination and reinforce correct pen grip and correct motor movements with the emphasis on trying their best and becoming FAMILIAR with these types of activities.
At the end of each year the Pre-schoolers are given transition to school statements, which are emailed to your child school and to the parents
Our main objectives for the Pre-school program are:
SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY
A vital part of the success of the pre-school program is the praise and encouragement that the children receive. We aim to develop a great enthusiasm for learning within your child.