We welcome back our families, old and new, after the extended break to the childcare program for an exciting 2020. We hope you all had a peaceful and relaxing time with your families and friends and are ready to get back into the routine that is our life!
We will be updating enrollment forms in February and we would appreciate everyone returning them as soon as possible for a quick and smooth collection process.
Childcare Program – back to basics for the start of the year!
Learning: Exploring this space and equipment. Identity: Building relationships/attachments with our educators. Communication: Expression through verbal and non-verbal communication.
Block Area – Construction:
Learning: Cognitive/Problem Solving. Community: Working together sharing the play space and equipment. Communication: Sharing ideas and providing verbal help to problem solve. Well-being: Building relationships, celebrate achievements and working collaboratively together.
Climbing – Gross motor skills – Taking turns:
Well-being, trust and confidence, accept challenges, take considered risks and recognize achievements. Community: Building on social interactions. Learning: Develop, repeat and practice actions, engage in learning relationships.
Creative – Painting:
Identity: Expression. Well-being: Manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill.
Puzzles – Recognise patterns, shapes, size and colour:
Learning: Investigation and fine motor skills. Uses a variety of thinking strategies to problem solve. Ability to mirror, repeat and practice actions.
Identity: Building attachments to educators. Well-being: Enjoy moments of solitude. Learning: Show curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Communication: Respond verbally and non-verbally to what they see, hear, touch and feel.
Identity: Explore aspects of identity through role play. Community: Cooperate and negotiate roles and relationships with peers. Well-being: Share humor, happiness and satisfaction. Helping others to join in the play.
Dinosaurs with grass, pinecones, woods and books for reference:
Children playing independently or with their peers, sharing ideas and play space and equipment. Learning: Initiate and contribute to play experiences emerging from their own ideas.
Dolls Houses – Furniture and Dolls:
Learning: Use of play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas. Communication: Interact with others to explore ideas and concepts, clarify and challenge thinking patterns, negotiate and share new understandings. Well-being: Manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skills. Community: Cooperate with others and negotiate roles and relationships in play episodes.
Community: Cooperate with others and negotiate roles and relationships in play episodes and group experiences. Well being: Share humor, happiness and satisfaction. Learning: Using their imagination and knowledge to role play and use the equipment. Sharing the play space and equipment with others and exploring their environment. Communication: Use language and engage in symbolic play to imagine and create roles, scripts and ideas. Identity: Initiate and join in play.