Education Programs and Activities

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Our centre is pleased to offer a range of educational programs across the centre at no extra cost.

An incursion is a planned learning experience which is conducted within the Child Care Centre, and may involve members of the community attending the Centre to educate, perform or participate in learning experiences.

Examples of regular incursions each year include:

  • Healthy Harold from Life Education
  • Bravehearts
  • Wild Call Wild Life Show
  • Henny Penny Chicken Hatching Program

Finger Gym: This fun, engaging, play-based program focuses on fine motor muscle development.

The children participate in various activities that strengthen fine motor muscles and help develop greater confidence in their abilities.

In our efforts to acknowledge, promote, and show respect and a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, we have engaged in a relationship with Uncle Boomerang (Paul Craft).

Uncle Boomerang helps to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture, connection to country, environmental protection and sustainability. These regular incursions are always educational, inclusive, interactive and heaps of fun.

This ‘Everyday Music’ program offers opportunities for children to experience hands-on and play-based learning activities.

Children are involved in listening to, playing, holding and creating music, using both traditional instruments and homemade ones.

There is a particular focus on simple movement and music, which incorporates the use of gross motor skills through songs, rhymes, actions and dance.

Li Mara Music also focuses on the use of early years language, and the sessions incorporate storytelling and singing, which invites children to develop their language skills and vocabulary.

The KDV Sports program visits the centre each week and the children participate in a 30-minute sports lesson that involves a different sport each week.  The children develop ball skills, hand-eye coordination and teamwork as they have a whole lot of fun with Coach Kate.

The Abecedarian Approach places a priority on children’s language acquisition because language is a proven core of early learning and school readiness. Language allows children to organise their thoughts and explain their ideas; it gives them the means to express their feelings and the tools they need to interact with peers and adults.

The focus of the 3a approach is providing specific evidence-based techniques that advance the personal, social and academic achievements of very young children as they grow and learn. Each of the elements of 3a has been aligned with contemporary Australian Early Childhood policy, including The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS ).