Pre-Prep at Tiny Town

The year before prep is an important one in any child’s development. At Tiny Town we focus on a programme that gives them the best preparation, developing their independence and skills required for school readiness.

At Tiny Town we believe that children learn best through play. We provide children with many opportunities to engage in self-initiated and interest driven experiences. Children learn best when they construct their own personal understanding and then reflect upon this understanding.

Focused learning and teaching is important in early childhood classrooms. At Tiny Town, focused learning and teaching may present itself as ‘teachable moments’. This could be a child struggling to hold and cut with scissors, and a teacher then assisting them by correcting grip and supporting them to develop this important skill. It also provides opportunities for the teacher to plan real-life experiences, including cooking, participating in cultural activities like NAIDOC week, and planning visits from community helpers such as the Police and Fire Service.

We value the positive relationships we develop with families, and encourage families to participate in our Kindergarten Programme. By developing and maintaining these relationships we can strengthen and support children’s growth and learning. We share information with families about the Kindergarten programme, upcoming events and their child’s progress through:

  • Conversations with parent at the end of the day
  • KindyPortal® –activities, areas of interests we are exploring and skills we are working on
  • Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Special Days - Welcome events, Information nights, Mother’s day, Grandparents day, Father’s night etc…

August

11th - 19th August - Science Week

Playgroup combined activities - Friday 17th August, 10:15 - 11:15am

20th - 24th August - Children's Book Week

Tues 28th, Thurs 30th August - Fathers' Nights 5:50 - 7pm

Tues 4th, Thurs 6th Sept - Ambulance visit, 10:30am

Mon 10th - Friday 21st Sept - Henny Penny chicken hatching

Wed 12th Sept - Dental presentation, 10am

Thurs 13th Sept - School readiness talk, 7pm