Our preschool curriculum

Indoor

Our Diploma / Early Childhood Teacher plans on a daily basis using a curriculum called the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Developmental, School Readiness, Child and Family Interests are part of the learning centres set up daily. These include:

  • Cognitive
  • Fine motor
  • Social / Emotional
  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Art and craft
  • Construction
  • Project work
  • Family holidays or places of interest
  • Child chosen activities.

The children are also involved in an active music and group discussion time each day.

Each week themes may emerge and a variety of activities stem from this throughout the week. From this projects develop and these could continue for a number of weeks. Please check our information board where these are displayed. The current curriculum is hung near the whiteboard. Feel free to look at this at anytime.

Photo of boys playing with mr potato head at Peter Pan Kindergarten preschool and childcare centre Caringbah Sutherland Shire Sydney

Outdoor

A wide variety of gross motor equipment is rotated and children are encouraged to select activities of choice. These include items such as, chalk drawing, dress ups, babies, strollers, cubby house, sandpit, dinosaurs, blocks, ball games, slide, tea set, books, tennis bats, beanbag toss just to name a few.

Photo of boy playing in the sand at Peter Pan Kindergarten child care centre and preschool Caringbah Sydney

Observations

Each child is observed regularly to assess their learning and their readiness for school. Trained teachers collect samples of their writing, drawing and take photographs to document their progress. This information is kept confidential and is presented to the family at the end of the year in a collective portfolio / scrapbook. Areas include:

  • name writing
  • number and letter recognition
  • colour awareness
  • fine motor abilities
  • social groups
  • special events at preschool
  • craft
  • activities of interest.