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PROGRAMS & ENVIRONMENTS

At Taranganba Early Learning Centre we believe that children learn through play

Learning Environments

Our Rooms

Creating a loving and happy atmosphere for your child

We believe your child’s experience whilst engaging in play is the important factor in promoting development.

It is the process of these experiences, not the outcomes, that provides the learning. In our programs the equipment is a tool to enable your child to explore the process.

As early childhood professionals, the educators implement programs that provide a rich and integrated range of experiences that enhance your child’s learning and development.

Age Groups:
NURSERY 0 – 2 years, ratio 1:4
JUNIOR TODDLER 15 mths – 2 years, ratio 1:4
TODDLER 1 15 mths – 2.5 years, ratio 1:4, 1:5
TODDLER 2 2 years – 3 years, ratio 1:5
SENIOR TODDLER 2.5 years – 3.5 years, ratio 1:5
JUNIOR KINDY 1 2.5 years – 3.5 years, ratio 1:5, 1:11
JUNIOR KINDY 2 3 years – 3.5 years, ratio 1:11
KINDERGARTEN 3 – 5 years, ratio 1:11
OSHC 4.5 – 12 years, ratio 1:11

NURSERY

0-2 years

Our Nursery group provides children with an environment that fosters security, stability and the support and encouragement they need to become confident and competent learners.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths. Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

When your child first starts we will ask you for a rough routine.  We will follow your child’s lead however it is always good to have a guide.

 

JUNIOR TODDLER

15mths-2years

The increasingly busy life of a toddler sees your child becoming more independent and interested in the world around them.

Language is starting to develop and they are beginning to follow simple instructions.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths.  Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

 

TODDLER 1

15mths – 2.5years

You will see your child’s creations around the room and also have access to a folio of their work and photos. This is available for you to review at all times.

Outdoor play is very prominent and the initiation of turn taking is encouraged.

Some of the things your child will explore include language and listening skills through stories; songs; reading; puppets; and transitions.

Other activities include puzzles and construction play, climbing and co-operative game play and much, much more.

 

TODDLER 2

2-3 years

At this stage your child has developed increasing independence and is beginning to further explore the world around them.  Their relationships with their peers has become stronger and they are able to use language as a means of communication.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths.  Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

 

 

SENIOR TODDLER

2.5 – 3.5 years

You will see your child’s creations around the room and also have access to a folio of their work and photos. This is available for you to review at all times.

Gross motor development is fostered through the use of the outdoor environment where your child will explore obstacle courses and enjoy the large spaces to run and play games.

Eating independently is enouraged and the promotion of self help skills is beginning to emerge. Your child will also engage in imaginative play where home corner becomes a favourite place to keep busy.

These are just some of the things your child will experience.

JUNIOR KINDY 1

2.5 years – 3.5 years

Your child now has the confidence and independence to further explore their environment.  Their level of understanding and communication is much greater, further developing peer relationships.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths.  Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

You will see your child’s creations around the room and also have access to a folio of their work and photos. This is available for you to review at all times.

Social interaction happens through group play.  This is why we focus on offering activities that help develop resilience, emotional regulation and pro-social choices.

JUNIOR KINDY 2

3 – 3.5 years

Your child now has the confidence and independence to further explore their environment.  Their level of understanding and communication is much greater, further developing peer relationships.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths.  Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

You will see your child’s creations around the room and also have access to a folio of their work and photos. This is available for you to review at all times.

Social interaction happens through group play.  This is why we focus on offering activities that help develop resilience, emotional regulation and pro-social choices.

KINDERGARTEN

3-5 years

We have the pleasure of offering an accredited kindergarten program. We have a qualified teacher who is dedicated and passionate to children and families at our centre.

Your child will begin to develop foundations in reading and writing and this is fostered in accordance to children’s individual developmental stages.

We program for each child by observing their actions and abilities and focusing on their strengths.  Our planning is developmentally appropriate and helps us set individual goals for your child.

We believe that children learn through play and we provide activities that promote early reading, writing and mathematical concepts.

We pride ourselves on our strong relationship with the local school, helping to assist with the transition to a school environment later in the year.

Out of School Hours Care

4.5 – 12 years

Our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program operates for the benefit of your family. The before-school program runs from 6.30am to school drop-off time, while after-school care operates from school finish time until 6.30 p.m.

We also offer vacation care during school holiday periods. These programs are operated within the “My Time Our Place” framework for school age care.