children aged from 3.5 to 5 years
My name is Sue and I am the Early Childhood Teacher here at Journey Early Learning Riverhills. I have completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and am currently studying the Bachelor of Early Childhood (0-5 years). I have been working with children for the past 23 years and in the Early Childhood sector for the past 4 years.
I am committed to providing your children with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. I know that play is a child's most important work, and I strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.
Our Kindergarten room provides a Kindergarten Program for children aged from 3 to 5 years old. The Kindergarten program allows your child to prepare for school whilst in the familiar, nurturing environment of their Early Learning Centre. This also provides you with the flexibility and convenience of our long operating hours and continuity of care for your child.
This program is play-based as we believe that children learn best this way. Our Kindergarten Program allows your child to grow socially and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognise language and their fine motor skills will be developed through play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others. Most importantly, your child will be learning to become an effective learner as they develop and extend their communication skills, build their self-
confidence, learn to be creative, and develop skills that assist them with reading, writing and mathematics.
In the Kindergarten room, children are encouraged to be self-sufficient, resilient and develop a positive sense of self. Social and problem solving skills are considered an essential part of our Kindergarten program and children are taught to respect themselves and others in preparation for their transition into the school setting. Our Educators provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their best when undergoing the transition to school. We support both children and parents during this transition and provide parents with a transition statement at the end of the year.
We believe communication is the most important tool to develop and maintain strong and personalised relationships between our Educators and families. We use a wide range of methods to communicate within the room, such as conversations, telephone calls and our online child portfolio program, Story park.
Click here to learn more about how Story park can keep you in touch with your child's day.
We would love you to visit our Kindergarten Room, meet our Kindergarten Educators and discuss how we can work with you to meet the needs of you and your child.