Our Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program gives the foundation for successful learning and transition to school. At this age children are tireless bundles of energy, brimming with ideas and overflowing with chatter and activity. They are enthusiastic, try hard to be helpful and have an intense need to understand their world, often full of questions.
Our Pre-Prep program provides a rich and stimulating learning environment where children are free to investigate and explore their world whilst developing self-confidence, and their need for independence. Our routine stays similar to our other rooms for an ease of entering the Pre Prep(Mibunn) room and continuity for our centre environment.
School readiness is often the focus for this age group and our Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher and Diploma trained Assistant tailor our programs to meet the needs of individual children with well informed decisions based on observations and assessments to promote and support your child’s development and prepare them for school.
Our educators work closely with local schools to support each child’s transition, assist families with enrolments and orientations, and to prepare children for the routine and structure of the school environment.
Throughout the second half of the year, Prep Teachers from local schools are invited into the Centre to meet and interact with the children. This practice supports the children in developing connections with their Teachers before starting school, allowing them to feel comfortable and confident in the transition.
The Early Childhood Teacher also completes transition statements for each child. These statements are written from a strengths-based perspective and describes your child’s progress within each of the learning and development areas and identifies strategies to support your child in their transition to school.
This document, with your permission, is shared with your child’s chosen school to provide your child’s prep teachers with a greater insight into your child, their abilities, and support requirements prior to beginning school.
As part of the QKLG Learning and Development area Connectedness, key focus: Showing respect for diversity the Pre Prep (Mibunn) room undergo Jellurgal Jarjums, an eight week interactive cultural education program delivered by a qualified Jelluragl representative. Weekly sessions run for 30 minutes and include interactive activities such as dot painting, rock art, weaving, stories and much more.