Birth - 1 Years Program

Physically Fit

Being physically healthy is essential to the growth of all developmental areas.  Physical development of motor coordination skills is a substantial part of an infant’s first year. Between birth and 1 year of age, a vast range of physical and motor development will occur. Through this program your child will gain whole body movements, eye movements and fine motor skills such as grasping and gripping. Tummy time is an activity that will assist your child in pushing up, rolling over, sitting, crawling and eventually pushing up to a stand. The activities planned in this program aim to challenge your child’s reflexes, assist them through the teething process and to help them recognise their own image in the mirror. The physically fit program aims to support and encourage your child throughout the first 12 months of their physical development.

 

Exploring Emotions

This part of our program has been designed to explore your child’s emotional development. Your baby’s crying, showing excitement, laughing and fretting are all signs of positive emotional development. Our program will encourage your child to actively work towards exploration and discoveries of their emotions. Your child will show excitement when they recognize familiar faces and begin to show signs of empathy and distress towards others. Exploring emotions is an essential part of your child’s development; by having the right support and assistance your child will be able to explore and express their emotions as they develop.

 

Social Development

This part of the program aims at fostering the development of your child’s social abilities. During this time of development your child will be learning to smile, laugh and become alert and preoccupied with familiar faces. Your child will become responsive to their own name and will begin to show excitement for meals and bathing times. The social development program aims to support and harness your child’s social milestones in their first 12months of development.

 

Bubbling Brains

Cognitive Development – This part of the program focuses on developing your child’s cognitive development and their thinking skills. Signs of cognitive development during this stage include: smiling, laughing, looking towards sounds, imitating tongue movements and repetition of actions. As your child develops cognitively, our program will encourage hand-eye coordination, learning through sensory experiences and explorations.

 

Learning Language

The language part of our program aims to promote your child’s abilities to make vocalizations and encourage their abilities of verbal communication. Your child will be supported during their development of language through games such as peek-a-boo and finger plays. Our program encourages your child to babble, shout and explore their own abilities of language and sound. Learning language is a foundation for further learning and promoting successful language and communication development.

 

All of the Arts

This aspect of our program emphasizes on your child and their creative arts abilities. The creative arts includes: music, singing, visual arts and dancing. Our arts program will engage your child in singing, dancing and listening to a range of music styles. Your child will also participate in visual arts experiences such as painting and drawing. The experiences we offer in our art program are ultimately beneficial towards your child’s development across all key learning areas and inspiring their imaginations.

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1 - 2 Years Program

Physically Fit

Being physically healthy is essential to the growth of all developmental areas. Physical development of motor coordination skills is a substantial part of a child’s first year. The Physically Fit program aims to assist your child with their gross motor development such as, walking, climbing, jumping and running. The physically fit program encourages your child to develop their fine motor skills through drawing, turning book pages, drinking from a cup and using a spoon and fork independently. Your child’s participation in the physically fit program is an important part of their overall wellbeing and physical development.

 

Bubbling Brains

Your child’s cognitive development will become evident as they explore their surroundings through sensory experiences. This part of the program engages your child in exercises and activities that challenge their thinking. Your child will be progressing through developmental milestones, such as mimicking household activities and exploring objects with their mouth and sounds. The program is designed to further develop your child’s thoughts into higher order thinking.

 

Social Development

This part of the program focuses on your child’s social skills and abilities. We aim to promote positive early social interactions and conversations, also assisting your child to cooperate with their friends whilst playing. Your child may show signs of parallel play, where they will play alongside their peers without interaction, this reveals your child’s social development. The program will harness your child’s social abilities and curiosities to develop them further and increase their confidence in themselves and their social skills. The social skills part of our program links closely with the Early Years Learning Framework belonging, being and becoming.

 

Expressing Emotions

Expressing emotions can be a difficult task for young children to accomplish. In the Expressing Emotions program your child will be engaged in activities that will assist them in discovering and exploring their emotions and what they mean. Emotional development will be evident when your child begins to show signs of empathy and seeming distressed when tired or upset. Your child will reach developmental milestones throughout the program assisting them to become aware of theirs and others’ emotions.

 

Learning Language

The language part of our program aims to promote your child’s abilities to make vocalisations and encourage their abilities of verbal communication. Your child will be supported during their development of language through rhymes and songs.  Our program encourages your child to explore their own abilities of language and sound, through actions, questions and naming the objects in their surroundings. Learning language is foundational for further learning and promoting successful language and communication development.

 

All of the Arts

This aspect of our program emphasizes on your child and their creative arts abilities. The creative arts includes, music, singing, visual arts and dancing. Our arts program will engage your child in singing, dancing and listening to a range of music styles. Your child will also participate in visual arts experiences such as painting and drawing. The experiences we offer in our art program are ultimately beneficial towards your child’s development across all key learning areas and inspiring their imaginations.

 

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2 - 3 Years Program

Physically Fit
Being physically healthy is essential to the growth of all developmental areas. Physical development of motor coordination skills is a substantial part of a child’s first year. The Physically Fit program aims to help your child develop their gross motor and fine motor skills. Your child will engage in activities to help build physical strength such as being able to climb steps one at a time. Squatting, jumping and dancing are all gross motor movements that your child will develop in this part of the program. Fine motor skills will be developed through activities such as reading a book and feeding themselves connecting their physical development to their self-help and awareness skills.

 

Social Skills
In this part of the program we focus on your child’s social skills and abilities. We aim to promote positive social interactions and conversations, assisting your child to develop their social skills. Your child will participate in activities and experiences that promote group play and simple make believe play. Developing social skills is foundational for further learning. The social skills aspect of the program links closely with the Early Years Learning Framework, belonging, being and becoming.

 

 

Expressing Emotions

This aspect of the program has been designed to encourage your child to express and identify their own emotions. Your child will be engaged in activities and experiences that will harness your child’s knowledge of emotions and how they can identify what they are feeling. They will explore emotions such as, happiness, anger, sorrow and excitement through extensive group and individual experiences. Your child will also gain self-confidence through learning about emotions and developing strategies on how to communicate verbally rather than through aggressive actions.  Developing emotional skills and expression can be difficult for toddlers; however through the Expressing Emotions program your child will be efficient and confident in communicating and regulating their emotional needs.

 

Bubbling Brains

Cognitive Development – Through this aspect of the program, your child will develop higher order thinking and become increasingly confident in themselves and their actions. To further develop your child’s cognitive development, there will be planned experiences to develop their spatial awareness, we will assist them in beginning to identify between similarities and differences and partake in symbolic play. Your child will be involved in sensory play, allowing them to explore new and exciting experiences. Cognitive development will occur throughout all of the experiences across the program. Being aware of what your child can and cannot do, will assist them in developing the cognition skills needed for formal schooling.

 

Literacy Learning

At this stage of development your child will be engaged in a daily literacy learning exercise. They will participate in alphabet and phonics learning and begin the long journey of literacy development. Literacy is not just reading and writing; it is everything your child does in the classroom. This part of the program will enhance their talking and listening skills. Your child may begin to recognise familiar letters and/or words. Literacy learning and development is an important part of education, your child will be engaged in the program to ultimately prepare them for later formal schooling.

 

All of the Arts

In this part of the program we focus on exposing your child to the many different forms of arts, such as singing, dancing and acting, as well as the visual arts: drawing, painting modelling and more. In the toddler age group we use music and dance as a form of communication, and to assist them in their creative development. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in activities to challenge their artistic abilities and explore new mediums of art. The experiences we offer in our art program are ultimately beneficial towards your child’s development across all key learning areas and inspiring their imagination.

 

Nice Numbers

In this part of the program we will begin to introduce your child to numeracy and using numbers on a daily basis. Counting forward to 10 and backward and beginning to recognise number patterns. Your child will be engaged in group and one-on-one experiences to learn new exciting mathematical ideas. It is important that your child can see and use numbers in everyday life to set the foundations for later formal learning.

 

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3 - 4 Years Program

Physical Development

Being physically healthy is essential to the development of all key learning areas.  In this aspect of the program your child will develop confident gross motor abilities and agility. Their self-help skills will increase as they become able to dress and undress themselves with little to no help and develop the ability to toilet train at night. At this stage of development your child will be autonomous over their actions and through this program they will learn how to make active and healthy habits. At this age your child requires up to 3 hours of physical exercise per day. The program allows for your child to choose activities they want to participate in throughout their day in care.

 

Cognitive Development

In this part of the program we pay close attention to the thought pattern of your child, we assist them in providing experiences and opportunities which will challenge their thinking. Cognitive development will occur throughout all of the experiences in the program and encourage your child to higher order thinking. Activities such as recounting a story, copying letters and numbers, answering simple questions and talking to self during imaginative play all reveal positive levels of cognitive development. Memory and symbol use are also high indicators of a child’s cognitive development. The Bubbling Brains program will have your child engaged in exciting and cognitively challenging experiences throughout the day, ultimately preparing them for higher order thinking in later schooling life.

 

Social Development

In this part of the program we focus on your child’s social skills and abilities. We aim to promote positive social interactions and conversations, assisting your child to develop. Your child will begin to enjoy playing with others in groups and play becomes a social encounter. Your child will develop independence and social skills that they will use for learning and getting on with others at preschool and school. Social skills are an important part of your child’s development and as they begin to grow socially they become increasingly confident in themselves.

 

Expressing Emotions

This part of the program is aimed at developing your child’s emotional development. At this stage of their development they will be able to understand when someone is hurt and comfort them. Expressing Emotions will assist them with identifying and recognising their emotions. Your child will engage in experiences to assist them in the expression of their own and others’ emotions. Your child will be aware of the emotions of the people around them and what they observe may shape their own behaviours, therefore, it is an important part for your child’s emotional development that educators and families model appropriate and positive emotional behaviours.

 

All of the Arts

In this part of the program we focus on exposing your child to the many different forms of the arts, such as singing, dancing and acting, as well as the visual arts: drawing, painting modelling and more. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in dance classes, art experiences and movement classes. Daily creative art experiences are provided for your child, allowing them to explore the creative arts at their own pace. By exposing your child to the different mediums of arts they will develop across all the key learning areas and inspire their imagination.

 

Literacy Learning

This aspect of the program focuses on developing your child’s literary abilities. These abilities include: speaking, listening, using digital technologies, reading and writing. Your child will be engaged in an extensive literacy program which will encourage them to increase their vocabulary, tell stories, tell jokes and rhymes and your child will begin to assert themselves with words. Literacy learning will occur throughout the entire program and your child will be encouraged to participate in activities to strengthen their literacy skills and self-confidence.

 

Nice Numbers

This aspect of the program will begin to introduce your child to numeracy and using numbers on a daily basis. Your child will be taught and encouraged to use numbers from 1-20 counting forward and back. Your child will begin to recognise number patterns and sequences (1 comes before 2). Your child will participate in group numeracy learning as well as one-on-one numeracy learning. It is important that your child can use and identify the importance of numbers in everyday life. This part of the program will challenge your child to use numbers frequently and efficiently.

 

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4 - 5 Years School Readiness Program

The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework is Australia’s national curriculum framework for early childhood education. It focuses on your child developing a sense of belonging, being and becoming through five learning outcomes.

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Belonging – Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.

Being – Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’, time to play, try new things and have fun.

Becoming – Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experiences. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become. At Kids Club we take a holistic approach to early education. Every step of the learning journey is important, and we strive to help children grow and learn through play and exploration; as well as, through interactions with their peers and adults around them.

 

 

 

Education for Life Early Childhood Development Program

The Education for Life Program is based off the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the concept of the ’emergent curriculum’. The program is uniquely designed with a focus on the five learning outcomes for children age 0-5:

1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of well-being
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators

Education for Life has been split into age groups, identifying specifically what developmental milestones your child will be achieving.

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A Play Based Learning Approach

Play is a means for exploration of the world for a child. Children use play to make meaning and connections. A play based learning approach means that your child will learn and develop an array of skills at their own pace and through their own interests. At Kids Club Early Learning Centre, we believe that children learn and develop most effectively through their play and social interactions. Therefore, our programming is based off play based learning and interest based learning.

 

Additional Needs

At Kids Club we support and guide your child throughout their first five years of education. We understand that all children have different educational needs. We also offer additional help to children with higher needs for support in education and care. At Kids Club your child will be supported and educated in a way which meets their needs. At Kids Club we can assist in providing specialty support services for children with disabilities, behavioural concerns, speech delays and autism. If you have concerns for your child, our early childhood teachers are qualified and experienced to assist in moving forward and implementing unique programs and plans.

 

Montessori Inspired

At Kids Club we are inspired by the Montessori educational apporach and aim to have your children reach the highest potential of their development possible. We provide an environment of activities and materials which your child can use at their own pace assisting them in their self-confidence and inner discipline.

 

The Program and your child

The program will focus on your child’s learning and development. Our educators will endeavour to get to know your child and the most efficient ways in which they learn. The educators will shape an individualised program based on the below principles and keep you informed of your child’s progress and development. Our educators will ensure that all your child’s development and learning are meeting the nationally recognised outcomes.

 

Your Child’s Progress

At Kids Club, we will observe your child’s learning throughout their time with us. We document the learning along with images in a range of communication means.

 

Individual ePortfolios

These ePortfolios are worked on all throughout the year, and contain photos of your child, observations of their interests, learning and play time. The portfolios match your child’s learning to key developmental milestones and the National Early Years learning outcomes.

 

Daily Information Sheets

The daily information sheets document your child’s daily routines of eating, sleeping and bathroom use. These will be available and displayed in each room every day.

 

Daily Learning Stories

In the afternoon you will receive an e-mail of your child’s room learning story. In the learning story you will see photos of what your child and their friends did on that day. You will also get to see what intentional teaching has been implemented for the day and the weekly indoor and outdoor curriculum.

 

Communication Books

In each room there are communication books which we ask for families to communicate their wants or concerns to educators about their child’s learning and development. The communication book can provide an important link between parents and educators, as we understand that you do not always have time at pick-ups and drop-offs. Education for Life has been split into age groups, identifying specifically what developmental milestones your child will be achieving.