Kindy and Pre-Primary are the beginning of a new stage in a child’s life. It is a time of separation from family, socialising with other children and adults as well as a vital learning time.
Going to Kindergarten and Pre-Primary is exciting. It is a great place to be with so many new friends, and so many new things to do. It is a place where everything is geared to the child. Everything provided is considered safe for the age group, size and ability. They play with friends or by themselves. They develop and master skills, learn to be individuals and yet to be one of a group. They have fun.
Role of Kindergarten and Pre-Primary.
To the young child, work is play. To play is also to learn. At Kindergarten and Pre-Primary the child spends the day learning. The emotional and social learning of early childhood is basic to later relationships and achievement.
The important aim in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary is to provide the environment to enable children to have experience in discovery learning, problem solving and creative thinking, in order to foster the desire to learn and the satisfaction that comes with achievement. The child needs to handle objects and materials regularly to gain basic understandings through learning new concepts.
A carefully structured programme provides the children with the opportunity to commence learning the foundation skills of literacy and numeracy.
Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Programme
- Provides a stimulating environment.
- Encourages concrete learning and logical thinking,
- Regards each child as an individual.
- Provides opportunities for socialisation with other children.
- Develops the foundations to literacy and numeracy learning.