What is a 4 year old Funded Kindergarten Program like?

 Familiarity & Belongings

-Reinforce children's sense of identity
-Create safe places where all families can exchange information with educators
-Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

-Children learn to work cooperatively with others

-To strengthen children's communication, social and emotional skills

-To improve self-esteem and confidence

-To enhance problem solving skills and cognitive thinking

Team building & Group Cohesion

-To develop a range of skills and dispositions for learning

-To be able to follow more complex instructions

-Emotional maturity & strong self-identity

-Cognitive development (social interaction & problem solving)

Challenging & Maturing

-Conversations about transitions in a positive way, to support children's emotional wellbeing

-Adjust physical settings for transitions

-Activites to support the change (e.g. lunch box week)

 Alleviating anxiety & supporting transitions

Daily Routine

7:00-9:15 Family grouping

9:15-9:30 Morning meeting

9:30-10:00 Morning tea

10:00-11:15 Indoor/ Outdoor Play

11:15-11:25 Pack up time

11:30-12:00 Group time

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:00 Rest time
13:00-13:50 Star group
13:50-14:30 Outdoor playing
14:30-15:00 Afternoon grouptime
15:00-15:30 Progressive afternoon tea
15:30-17:00 Indoor/ Outdoor play
17:00 -18:00 Family Grouping

*This is just an example, the routine will be altered to suit the room dynamic and to meet the children's need.