Farm Road Pre-school - Kindergarden Cheltenham
Kinders in Cheltenham

4 Year Old Curriculum

The 4-5 year olds attend kindergarten for 15 hours per week. The 4 year old program is funded by the State Government. There are 2 four year old groups, with up to 22 children in each group. The 4 year old curriculum is based on the model of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, (VEYLDF.) which was introduced in 2010. The framework uses five outcomes to describe the key elements of children’s learning and development. These are;

  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 wellbeing.
  4. Children are confident and involved learners.
  5. Children are effective communicators.

The program is play based and the program content is centred around the children’s interests as well as intentional teaching. The program is rich and varied and provides the children with lots of opportunities to develop their skills, interests and knowledge in a stimulating environment. Activities and learning experiences include art, music, dance, language experiences, cooking, incursions and excursions, a Perceptual Motor Program, sensory play, gardening and active outdoor play.