Our Kindergarten Program
J.A.C’s Learning World hosts a Government Approved Kindergarten Program. Our Kindergarten is a learning environment in which all children have the opportunity to reach their individual potential for living a contributing and fulfilling life. We recognise the value and richness of play as a catalyst for children’s learning and their ongoing engagement in meaningful experiences. When children play, they approach experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility.
Our Kindergarten program is delivered and facilitated by an Early Childhood Teacher who creates opportunity through play, at Kindergarten your child is:
Learning about and engaging in the community in which they live
Learning early literacy and numeracy skills and exploring the possibilities of technology
Exploring, interacting and appreciating the world around them
Actively engaged in negotiating and creating their own play environments
Building personal and emotional resilience, independence and self confidence
Building increased control of their physical skills, and learning about personal health and hygiene
Exploring relationships and developing friendships; listening to and appreciating the ideas and thoughts of others
Developing social competence
Building an understanding and respect for their own and others’ social and cultural heritage
Learning to share their knowledge and ideas with others through engagement and enjoyment in the learning process
Recognised as competent and capable
Learning to think logically and deeply and representing their understanding and thinking in many ways
During the year, we offer an extensive array of excursions and incursions (visits from special groups) to further support the educational program for your child. In conjunction to excursions and incursions extra curriculum activities have been carefully designed and implemented within the program to engage your child and enhance their learning and development. Throughout the Kindergarten year the group will explore components such as Kindy Sport, Beach Kinder and Pals Program.
Kindy Sport is all about getting children excited, having fun and engaged with positive sporting experiences – children developing a love of physical activity and a lifelong interest in sport. Kindy Sport’s unique range of interactive programs and products are designed to inspire children to learn.
Beach Kinder is a program designed to provide valuable opportunities for children to connect to the land, live their culture and explore nature. Beach Kinder are small group experiences that allow for exploration, adventure and inquisitive learning of new or different environments and settings within our community.
PALS Social Skills Program teaches children about greeting others, listening, sharing, taking turns, dealing with feelings of fear, sadness and anger, and solving problems. The development of skills like these are essential in preparing children for the years beyond.
Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines are the basis of our program and aims to enrich children’s learning in the Kindergarten year.
The guideline is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for Life.” (EYLF 2009).
Throughout the Kindergarten Year, children’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, and emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.
The guidelines acknowledge children as competent and capable learners, and the significant role adults play in optimising and enhancing children’s living and learning experiences. Teachers, families, educators and children share responsibility for the learning process through interaction, negotiation and collaboration.