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.
At outside school hours care we provide opportunities for primary school aged children to develop their social skills and extend their learning in a safe and supportive environment.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provides primary school aged children the opportunity to grow as they develop their social skills and to extend on the learning opportunities they have in school. At Catholic Early EdCare our OSHC’s offer a combination of before school, after school and vacation care.
Our educators work with all children to create fun and recreational experiences that support children’s wellbeing, learning and personal development in line with the My Time, Our Place framework for school aged care in Australia.
Our teams pay attention to the needs and interests of each child and promote collaboration and active citizenship. They will support your child to socialise and develop friendships, set up recreational experiences which challenge them and educational experiences which extend upon their learning at home and school and help them develop life skills.
Our Outside School Hours Care services are all co-located with Brisbane Catholic Education primary schools. Some of our services also provide before and after school care for children attending other closely located schools. Contact your local OSHC to discuss before and after school care options if your child attends another school. Our educators work closely with schools to ensure a smooth transition during pick up and drop off and ensure that your child is supervised and safe at all times.
All children and families are welcome in our vacation care programs and many children attend our vacation cares from other local schools.