Why developing social skills is important for young children
In this article we look at the importance of developing a range of social skills from a young age, to equip children with the skills they’ll need later in life.
Kindergarten is an important time in every child’s life. Our university qualified early childhood teachers run an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten Program.
Kindergarten is an important time in every child’s life. Our teachers will nurture your child’s love of learning throughout their kindergarten year and ensure they develop the skills for a successful transition to prep.
Our stand-alone kindergartens offer an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten Program run by a university-qualified early childhood teacher. At our sessional kindergartens, children complete a five-day fortnight, during school hours and school terms. If these hours aren’t quite right for you, all of our long day care centres also offer an approved kindergarten program, with extra care hours available before and after.
At Catholic Early EdCare we focus on every child as an individual. Our teachers will create learning opportunities based on your child’s interests. And we offer flexible programs that accomodate all developmental stages. This way, we help your child build a strong sense of self, confidence in their abilities and a love of learning that they will take with them to school.
Our kindergartens are at the heart of a broader community. With close ties to our school, parish and local communities we regularly visit and participate in events to help children build diverse relationships and understand their connections to a broader world. Through these experiences our teachers will nurture your child’s growth in accordance with the key developmental areas identified in the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.
To be eligible for kindergarten your child must turn four by June 30 of that year.
Starting prep is an important milestone for your child and family. With most of our kindergartens located alongside primary schools we help ease this transition for our families. Throughout their kindergarten year your child’s confidence with the school environment will continually grow as they make regular visits to the library, school assemblies and liturgies, prep classrooms, book week parades and other celebrations.
On the first day of school there are many new and sometimes overwhelming experiences for children. Our teachers think about the little things they’ll need to know – how to use a water bubbler, where to find the toilets and where mum and dad pick you up. By preparing them for ‘big school’ they can walk into the first day of prep with confidence.
Alana, St Anthony's Kindergarten