In 2019, Farm Road Pre-School will have one three year old group. The group will attend kinder twice a week, each session running for 3 hours. There will be twenty-two children in the group and they will be cared for by two staff members and a parent helper.
The Three year old Curriculum is based on the model of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) which recognises that there are five Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes which apply to all children:
At Farm Road Pre-School staff endeavour to create an environment which is welcoming, caring and nurturing towards all children and their families. The program is play based and aims to support children in developing skills and acquire a positive attitude to learning. The program content has opportunities for both intentional learning experiences as well as those that arise from the interests of the children and their families. The program aims to encourage areas of physical (fine and gross motor), cognitive, social, emotional and language development through both interest based experiences as well as intentional learning in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Indoor activities include: drawing, pasting, puzzles, playdough and clay, block building, construction work, imaginary/dramatic play, music/movement and story reading. Outdoor activities include: running, jumping, swinging, climbing, ball games, sand and water play and construction work.
Group experiences both large and small are also an important component of the program enabling opportunities for sharing stories, music, dramatic play and discussions. This gives the children the opportunity to develop listening skills, share ideas, participate as active members of the group and develop a sense of belonging. Parental involvement and input in the Pre-School Program is highly encouraged and valued by staff members.