Tarnda (4 - 5 years)
Current Required Ratio 1:11 SDCCC Budgeted Ratio 1:7
- Educational Leader, Early Childhood Teacher - Lisa Brandt
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Tania Cunningham
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Maureen Collins
At Seaford District Community Children’s Centre the kindergarten room program involves children actively participating in learning through play. The program is planned with respect to children's developing competence by offering opportunities to make choices and take new challenges whilst they are in our care. The program implements the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Our program is underpinned by secure attachment theory, promoting social and emotional development and recognises that our primary care giving teams promote children to develop stable trusting relationships with their carers. Through these relationships the program encourages and supports each child’s developing independence and self help skills, interactions, builds a sense of growing competence and self esteem and guides children’s interests and ideas.
The Seaford District Community Children’s Centre Kindergarten team is well resourced having access to 8 hours non contact time for program planning each week. In addition the Kindy Room team leader managers her own budget each term to purchase programming consumables, toys and equipment for the children and team. To support the ongoing learning of children and educators the Kindy room has access to its’ own curriculum computer. Educators have access and attend industry based professional development and training.
Each child has their own learning profile book which includes their programmed observations and planned activities. This is set in out in a format which includes photographs and written descriptions. These profiles are designed to celebrate the child’s learning journey.