For Children over 3½ years
Kindergarten – the year before Prep – is an important one in any child’s development. At Tiny Town, Enoggera, we deliver a Kindergarten program that develops the independence and skills required for school readiness. This includes gradually easing them into the Prep routine of no sleep during the day.
At our Centre 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 a structured ‘short class’ or 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, Ambulance and Fire Service.