Early Children Learning Programs

Programs to encourage progress

We strongly believe that each child is a unique individual and we tailor our Evolution program to ensure they receive a holistic approach to early learning focused on providing developmental, emotional and social support. Developed by early childhood education specialists, our Evolution program is built on the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and our daily program is divided into 7 key areas – scholar, wellbeing, wellness, creative, core, discovery and global sustainability, guaranteeing children receive a well rounded education.

Our dedicated transition to school program ensures that children receive the educational and social foundation to feel confident moving to the next stage of their life. Our educators will explore and embed school transition topics, including literacy and numeracy awareness, through an intensive 6 monthly rotation program and families are encouraged to continue learning at home, through a fun and interactive Challenge Book that links specifically to the classroom program.

Building strong partnerships with our families is paramount to our program and we work hard to ensure we provide constant feedback on each child’s progression throughout the year via daily observations on Kinderloop, educator/parent interviews and comprehensive child milestone checklists.

 

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Well-rounded routines

While no two days are the same, we strive to stick to regular routines at Young Academics so both parents and children know what to expect. These routines will change according to the needs of each age group, and are designed to reflect your routine at home.

During a typical day, there will be structured and unstructured periods, enabling children to learn at their own pace. Our state of the art learning environments encourage rich learning experiences both indoor and outdoor. By integrating a wide variety of resources and activity spaces into the early learning rooms, we encourage children to confidently investigate and explore their environment whilst supporting each child’s learning styles, interests and developments.

7:00am

Centre opens and breakfast is served.

8:00am

Spontaneous exploration and discovery both indoor and outdoor

9:00am

Reading and music sessions

9:15am

Morning tea is served

9:30am

Sleep time

10:00am

Play and learn sessions integrating children’s individual interests

11:00am

Lunch is served

12:00am

Sleep and rest time

2:30pm

Afternoon tea is served

3:00pm

Play and learn sessions integrating children’s individual interests

5:15pm

Late snack is served

6:00pm

Centre closes

7:00am

Centre opens and breakfast is served

8:00am

Spontaneous exploration and discovery both indoor and outdoor

9:00am

Group learning sessions including games and reading

9:15am

Morning tea is served

9:45am

Play and learn sessions based on unstructured discovery

10:45am

Structured small group activity sessions

11:00am

Lunch is served

12:00am

Sleep and rest time

2:15pm

Afternoon tea is served

3:00pm

Intentional play and learning sessions

5:15pm

Late snack is served

6:00pm

Centre closes

7:00am

Centre opens and breakfast is served

8:00am

Spontaneous exploration and discovery

9:00am

Roll call and morning class sessions including reading, news time or group games with a focus on literacy and numeracy

9:15am

Morning tea is served

9:45am

Spontaneous play and learn sessions with a focus on social collaboration

11:45am

Small group activity sessions

12:00am

Lunch is served

12:45am

Sleep and rest time/reading and quiet time

2:30pm

Afternoon tea is served

3:30pm

Intentional play and learning sessions conducted in small groups

5:15pm

Late snack is served

6:00pm

Centre closes


Nutrition

Children develop rapidly between the ages of 0-6 years and meeting their unique nutrient needs is vital to their development. Most children have formed lifelong eating patterns by the time they start school so it’s an important responsibility for us to guide children towards sound food habits, helping them to maintain good health in the long term.

Our menus have been developed by Registered Dietitian Jane Dostine, APD, and are prepared fresh daily by our centre’s trained cooks. Our meals are appetising and nutritious and incorporate ingredients from all the food groups taking into account the cultural backgrounds and special dietary needs of all children.

Healthy snacks and refreshments are readily available throughout the day and we encourage the development of children’s self help skills at meal times by allowing children to self-serve, scrape their bowls and place bowls and cutlery into designated areas after finishing meals.  Each day, we provide five meals including:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Late snack
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Tune into Kinderloop

We love nothing more than sharing your child’s progress with you. That’s why we use Kinderloop, an app developed to help educators keep families ‘in the loop’ by capturing and sharing your child’s special moments throughout the day. By simply downloading Kinderloop to your smart phone, you can stay in touch with your child’s milestones, daily activities and events every day.


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