Kindergarten is an important step in your child’s life so we understand that you might have a few questions that go along with it, we’re here to answer those for you.
Does my child have to go to kindergarten?
Kindergarten programs are not mandatory but do prepare children for Prep and are incredibly beneficial to the child.
What does a child need to know before starting kindergarten?
Every child is unique and develops at different rates. It is impossible to give an exact answer to what a child must know prior to starting kindergarten. However, preparation is key, before your child reaches the age where they are ready to start kindergarten, give them opportunities to read, identify numbers, write, experience routines, and develop their independence.
What level of emotional readiness does my child need to be for kindergarten?
As we’ve said before, every child is different and that’s normal. There isn’t a set emotional maturity needed to begin kindergarten, but it does help with your child can part with you without getting upset.
What does my child need to bring on their first day of kindergarten?
For your child’s first day at kindergarten with your local ELC, a drink bottle, spare clothes, shoes, a sleep sheet, and a pillow. No need to worry about packing food, your local elc provides nutritious and delicious meals for the children.
What does learning look like within the kindergarten curriculum?
Following the Queensland Government’s Approved Kindergarten program, at your local early learning centre, your kindergartener will: take part in play-based learning; build their confidence; develop their physical abilities and improve their social skills. In this program, children will become better prepared for school, form a love for learning, become more social, and improve their literacy and numeracy skills.
Your local early learning centre follows the Queensland Government’s Approved Kindergarten program, ensuring your child is properly prepared for school.
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