In Queensland the Kindergarten year is the year prior to the Prep Year of schooling. Children can participate in a kindergarten program if they are at least 4 years old by June 30 in the year Prior to Prep.
Here at Eco Kids we want to support both children and families on their Journey to “Big School” as we understand it is a big change. We pride ourselves on preparing the children for Prep through our Play-Based Kindergarten Program which is led by our Bachelor Trained Early Childhood Teacher across all 5 days with full long day care hours available for more flexibility for our working families.
In this room, we strive to provide a learning environment aimed on individual learning styles, needs and abilities in preparation for the Prep year at school. Our Kindergarten program is aimed at developing your child’s physical, social, intellectual, language and emotional abilities. Children will have opportunities to learn how to:
- Use language to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
- Make friends and cooperate with other children
- Become more independent and confident in their abilities
- Creatively express ideas and feelings through art, dance and dramatic paly
- Identify, explore and solve problems
- Develop reading, writing and numeracy skills.
We provide indoor and outdoor spaces that ignite imagination and foster curiosity for your child to explore. Our purposebuild mud kitchen is one of the many facilitates that our Kindergarten children get to enjoy in their journey with us.
Time is taken to support each child to develop friendships and build a strong sense of belonging to the Eco Kids Community before they take the big leap to Prep.