A flexible, child-centred and play-based program is implemented for each group, consisting of opportunities for the children to explore, investigate and discover in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. Group sessions occur at varying intervals throughout the day, emphasising language development and experience with literature, music and movement.
We recognise that every child is an individual in terms of his/her skills and experiences. As a result, planning is individualised to enable each child to develop at his/her own pace throughout the year.
Learning experiences are incorporated into each child’s play in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance of the individual’s worth.
The parent/guardian can ask for information about the following:
A general description of the activities and experiences given by the service
The service’s philosophy about learning and child development outcomes and how it is intended the outcomes will be achieved
The goals about knowledge and skills to be developed through the activities and experiences.
Facilities and Equipment
Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten is air-conditioned. It is fully equipped with indoor and outdoor spaces and equipment that meets the standards set by the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010. Equipment is regularly maintained and updated where necessary. Indoor and outdoor environments are checked daily for safety hazards.
Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten is a community centre. The word “community” implies that parent involvement is an integral part of the running of the Centre. As a centre affiliated with The Gowrie, the parents who hold a committee position, in association with the staff, manage the Centre. Each parent of a child attending this Centre becomes a member of the Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten Association Incorporated.
At the Annual General Meeting, the Association elects a Management Committee from its members. All parents are expected to attend the Annual General Meeting. The Management Committee is formed from both parents and guardians of children currently attending the Centre, and any member is eligible to hold a position. Monthly Committee Meetings are held at a regular time that suits the Committee members and all parents are invited to attend.