At 3 years old, our children are introduced to areas of cognitive development and stimulating thought processes. They’re introduced to preschool early learning concepts of learning such as letter, number and name recognition. Numeracy and literacy teaching are included in the program on a daily basis. The children experience learning these ideas through play and exploration. The play environment is set up to encourage social interactions and develop a variety of skills.
An example of activities includes classification and sorting, memory games, building and puzzles. These activities help with the development of problem-solving skills and cognitive skills. As well as introducing children to pre-math concepts. In addition, drawing activities involve using a variety of mediums. This will help with development of fine motor skills, pre-writing skills and to encourage creativity.
The directed learning group times and discussion experiences involve a variety of preschool early learning activities and practices. These relate to the educational outcomes reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework. These learning experiences are followed up with practical hands on experience both indoors and outdoors. We encourage all children to participate at their own level. Preschool children are encouraged to further develop their roles within play with teachers extending there learning at every opportunity as learning can take place anywhere.
Our child care for all ages is available from 6.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except gazetted public holidays. This is to allow for working parents who need to start early to bring their child in order to start work on time. The centre operates 52 weeks a year.
If you’d like more information about our preschool early learning programs for 3 year olds, please contact us today