O ur Sea Turtles (Pingin) room is our Pre-Prep, school preparation program. Our unparalleled teaching methods help to launch students into a smooth and successful first year of formal schooling. According to Nerang Alliance, we are one of the few centres that achieve high results year after year with preparing our children for school readiness. This program is seemless. Our Bachelor Teacher, Miss Patti brings wisdom and experience to the team with a fresh approach to teaching. Patti was a childcare educator for 11 years before she became an ECT for 3 years and a Teacher for 3 years. Having a sound knowledge of where children need to be developmentally prior to formal schooling and where they need to be in their first year allows Patti to identify and teach at their individual skill level and meet every child’s needs simultaneously. We are extremely blessed to have her on our team.
In our Pre Prep room, we roll out the national curriculum QKLG and EYLF, Integrating our specialty programs “Empowering Our Youth” Aboriginal inspired collaborated with a traditional elder, “Bush Kindy” nature inspired and our very own certified RESILIENCE program, called “Mindful Kids”. The certified resilience program is facilitated by our licensee who is a qualified Resilience Facilitator and Mindset Life Coach. Our Resilience program is acknowledged by the ‘WHO’ & the mental wellness charities’ Livin’.org’. and ‘KickOn’. We are the only Childcare Centre on the Gold Coast qualified to run a certified Resilience program.
The kindy pilot preparation for school program starts at 8.30am daily. We encourage you to equip your Child to regular start times and suggest 3 days a week in this room in readiness to transition your child from 3 days to 5 days when they enter into formal schooling.
The integral Learning group time is from 9.00-11.30 daily. It is essential to your child’s development to attend the morning program.
9.00 – 9.15am: Being, Becoming, Belonging group time;
9.15 – 9.30am: Morning Tea;
9.30 – 11.30am: Intentional teaching until 10.30am, table activities until 11.00 and free time exploring until 11.30 am. Transition to lunch and rest period.
11.45 – 2.00pm lunch and rest.
2.00- 3.00 quiet activities and afternoon tea. Transition to outdoor play.
3.00- 4.30 Gross Motor Program in the main yard.
The children enjoy the indoor/outdoor curriculum with the adjoining verandah and outdoor classroom in our natural environmental yard.
The QKLG Embraces diversity, exploring decision making and the purpose is supporting professional practice where teachers draw together advice in the guideline with their professional knowledge and understanding about children’s interests, ideas, intentions and parent/family/community priorities and contexts. The guideline is there to support kindergarten teachers to strengthen children’s sense of belonging, being and becoming as they promote and enrich children’s holistic learning; build respectful relationships with families; promote children’s wellbeing and the learning process; interact with children; support children with additional needs; effectively monitor and assess children’s learning and build connections between children’s prior, current and future learning experiences.
Our pre-prep room is spacious in size and can carry the earthly tones of burnt orange with grandeur. The colour psychology behind why we chose the colour orange is because it stimulates enthusiasm and creativity.
The EYLF Program
This is A Child Centred program based on “Belonging, Being and Becoming” which are the core element of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a key component of the National Quality Framework. EYLF defines the principle practices and outcomes essential to every early learning program and is designed to ensure all children from birth to five years of age, receive high quality learning experiences.
EYLF has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of Identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their learning
- Children have a strong sense of Wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators