WFC Pre Kindy Playgroup

Our Aims are to:

  • Provide stimulating Play based experiences for children aged 2-4 years based on the routines and philosophy of the 3 year old kindy program. “Learning Through Play”.

  • To support strong communities, families and children

 

Philosophy

  • We believe that the “Rights of the Child” (UN Convention) are what drives the program and affects all decisions and policies made and that the best interests of the child are our first priority.

  • We act as a team in partnership with our families and the local community and value the contributions made by them to our service.

  • We support the inclusion of children with additional needs of all types, be it cultural, developmental, health, language or any other additional need by finding and accessing the appropriate resources and equipment where needed.

  • We respect and acknowledge that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history is important and valued and is integrated into our program and practices.

  • We promote mutual respect, equity and fairness in our daily practices with all interested parties on a continuing basis.

 

We believe that:

  • Playgroup offers a unique opportunity for a young child and his/her parent, to share quality time together, play and socialise.

  • From birth, children’s relationships with key people, especially parents, are the most important factors in their development. Companionable learning is an interactive process: two learners with a shared pre-occupation, companionably engaged. It’s through these relationships that children learn how to think, understand, communicate, behave, show emotions, and develop social skills

  • When a parent and child attend playgroup together, the child feels safe and secure and gains confidence to explore the world, knowing that their loved one is there for them as a safe and reassuring base. They develop and practice social and emotional skills that will stand them in good stead for the years ahead.

  • Through attending playgroup, experiencing early learning activities and playing with others, children are better prepared for the transition to more formal education settings such as early learning and child care, kindergarten and school.

  • Parents and caregivers to establish social and support networks to encourage and assist them in their valuable parenting role.

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