The curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”.
At Aussie Kids at Mermaid Waters, we aim to remain at the forefront of excellence in providing quality care, support and education in your child's early learning and development.
While the EYLF focuses on children from birth to five years, the Queensland Kindergarten Curriculum is unique in that it aims to specifically enrich children's learning in the kindergarten year. In Queensland, the kindergarten year is the year before the preparatory year of schooling.
Throughout the Kindergarten Year, children's right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, and emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.
A new timetable for the Pre-school year at Aussie Kids has been carefully planned and designed, which aims to familiarise your child with key learning areas they will face in their first year of school. These learning areas include numeracy and literacy, science, art, social emotional learning, music/drama and health and well being (sports, movement). Of course, play will always remain the main focus of our preschool timetable, as we continue to support, develop and extend your child's individualism, interests, ideas and creativity.
We respect that you as a parent, are your child's first educator and we embrace the vital role you play in your child's life and their ongoing learning.
We therefore aim to provide many opportunities for you to join your child in the classroom and encourage you to take part in various invitational activities throughout the year. If you cannot take part in classroom activities, your child's teacher is always available to speak with you on an informal basis upon dropping off or collecting your child, to discuss with you any concerns, ideas or comments you may have.
For further information about the new Kindergarten Curriculum you can speak with the Centre Director or your child's pre-school teacher. In addition, please visit the Queensland Studies Authority website for any other additional information.