Welcome to Term 1
Firstly we would like to extend a warm welcome to all. It has been exciting to meet our new families and to welcome back our children from last year.
It has been a great first week with the children settling very well and enjoying getting to know each other. One of our many roles as Early Years Educators is to work alongside our parents and families to ensure that our children are provided with the best opportunities to develop and grow as individuals. We encourage families to participate in our programs and to have input in the rooms and program.
The children are becoming familiar with daily routine, developing self-help skills and building new and secure friendships with their peers and teachers. Kindy has been busy exploring the indoor and outdoor environment and becoming confident on the large play forts and their surroundings. (See photo booth)
Our Pre-Prep children are developing their sense of Identity as they explore their new classroom environment, engage in Pre-Prep routines and participate in large and small group experiences. There was much excitement as Music and Library lessons commenced this week, with our school music teacher, Mrs Faint, and our librarian, Mrs Price. Music and reading are so beneficial to a child’s cognitive development
Lastly, just a reminder to register and download the app “My Family Lounge”, our online portal which conveniently allows families access to view their child’s portfolio, daily journals, observations and photo gallery. We all look forward to a wonderful year filled with many exciting events and opportunities to develop happy and secure relationships with our families and children throughout 2020.
Mrs Catherine Donaldson
Director of Early Learning Centre