The Early Years Learning Framework has guided us educators at Kidz on the Avenue in creating the most effective method to ensure our children are prepared for school. Whilst preparing children for school academically is imperative, us educators at KOTA recognise the equal importance of a child’s emotional and wellbeing.
Hence, KOTA uses the Preschool Project Approach, a core component of the Early Years Learning Framework, to make certain our children’s learning and development milestones are encouraged and celebrated. Through the Preschool Project Approach, we incorporate your child’s external interests and bring them into focus in the childcare as well as provide children the chance to take the lead in deciding how they would like to approach different opportunities.
We at KOTA Kidz believe that will be most successful approach in ensuring your children develop into all-rounded, independent and resilient school children.
Incursions and Excursions
At Kidz on the Avenue, we realise and appreciate the benefits that come with incursions and excursions. Incursions and excursions introduce children to the wider world, presenting them to various concepts and ideas, which will increase their general knowledge and understanding. Incursions and excursions also encourage teamwork and collaboration amongst the children, as they often include group activities, giving children the opportunity to thrive and learn together. Incursions and excursions also teach children how to effectively understand and follow directions from several authority figures, which will most defiantly prove beneficial in a school environment. For these reasons and many more, we at KOTA arrange many incursions and excursions for the children to simultaneously enjoy and learn from!
Inclusion Support Activities
Inclusion support activities assist education and care services to incorporate and embrace quality inclusive activities and practices into early learning programs in childcares. Kidz On The Avenue provides many inclusion support activities such as:
EARLY LEARNING LANGUAGES AUSTRALIA
ELLA is an Australian Government initiative which incorporates fun and engaging activities to introduce languages and culture to children using a digital. It offers eligible preschool services the opportunity to introduce one of 13 languages; Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin),
French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
HATCH AND GROW
The Hatching Chicks program provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the life cycle of chickens from a fertilised egg to a hatchling. The program also provides information about the stages of growth that a chick goes through to become an adult bird, as well as how to manage and care for a healthy and happy chicken. This unique experience is perfect for use at home with the family, in schools and childcare settings, and in aged care facilities. All equipment is provided. The kit is delivered to your door and picked up 12 days later after the chicks have hatched and grown their feathers!
Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in children. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory and self-esteem. Yoga helps strengthen children's growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility, which can reduce their chance of injury. Yoga teaches discipline and reduces impulsivity.
With these preschool programs we are certain that all our children will achieve several major preschool milestones. These include;
Dress and undress self with assistance in some areas, such as tying, snapping and buttoning
Can understand the importance in caring for their own personal possessions as well as those belonging to a group
Being capable of dealing with emotions in a suitable, appropriate way
Being capable of communicating their feelings and thoughts in a clear, concise way
Can calmly respond to advice and redirection from authority figures in a constructive way
Social Development & Living
Can effectively collaborate and cooperate with members of a team
Learning the importance of sharing, i.e. of equipment and toys
Can work independently at times, but also be able to work together in a team
Categorize people, places, events and objects in terms of whether they belong at child care or home
Identify various kinds of transportation
Understand and participate in the celebration of cultural and national holidays
Use scissors and cut simple patterns
Use small paint brushes and narrow line markers
Glue or paste small objects in simple patterns
Cognitive Development/Concept Development
Recognize basic colours: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, white, brown and black
Identify similarities and differences of common objects on the basis of colour
Develop an awareness of our five senses, and how they contribute in our day-to day life
Follow a method of at least three directions
Verbal and Written Language
Recognize and say personal information such as their home address and telephone number
Give simple directions
Make up a story, including basic characters and plots
Incorporate new words learned into everyday vocabulary (e.g. from curriculum and daily living, etc.)
Name basic objects and ideas that are important to daily routine (e.g. bathroom, front door, etc.)
Reading Readiness & Literature
Know letters of the alphabet and how to write them in both lower and uppercase
Recognize some written commands in environment (e.g. stop, exit, etc.)
Closely listening, being attentive and enjoy being read to
Recite one or two simple poems or rhymes
Relate basic cause and effect from a story child has heard
Participate in planting seeds and caring for growing plants
Learn about some basic temperature changes, such as ice melting, water boiling
Practice basic habits for good health (e.g. wash hands, brush teeth, blow nose, etc.)
Can identify, help prepare and talk about healthy foods
Rote count from 1-20
Recognize numerals from 1-10
Identify objects in terms of relative size (e.g. bigger than, smaller than or same size as)
Match a number of objects to corresponding items Art, Music & Movement
Use and care for various art materials, including crayons, paste, chalk, clay, finger paints, paint and pencils
Use additional art techniques, including drawing, collage, painting, printmaking and simple construction
Talk about how various songs make him/her feel (e.g. sad, happy, etc.)
Participate in a variety of music activities
Use free-form movement and/or exercise in response to music
Us educators at KOTA are devoted in ensuring your children meet emotional, mental and academic milestones through the Preschool Project Approach.