Hey Dee Ho Music and Movement - Monday
Singing, dancing, Auslan signing, playing, giggling. The Hey Dee Ho music program is one of the highlights of our children’s week. Each age group gets its own 30 minute session with a music specialist who teaches songs, leads the dance moves and encourages our children to play the tambourine, triangle or maracas. Each week the music programs develop: fine and gross motor skills through puppets and action songs; spatial awareness through dances and use of hula hoops; language skills through rhymes, drama and songs from other cultures.
Sports Program - Tuesday
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program - Wednesday
Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Program is the formation of an individual program based on the Early Years (Preschool) syllabus established by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. It is a hands on, seasonal approach to pleasurable food education which includes many fun activities for Preschool aged children that link beautifully to the five learning outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework.
Through play based learning, children will enjoy hands on cooking and gardening experiences that will encourage each and every child to develop a strong sense of identity and wellbeing.
Ultimately the children will experience the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal delicious food.
Resilience Program - Thursday
Language Program - Friday
The French Immersion Program takes place in all age groups and encourages learning through songs, games, and interactive videos. During the program we will explore colours, fruit, animals, greetings and introductions, numbers and finally moving onto themes. As the local schools in the City of Port Phillip teach French, we are consciously preparing the children for their next step.
The benefits of learning a second language in preschool are numerous, and will positively impact children's academic and professional lives. Bilingual children have been shown to have better critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, are more creative, enhanced memory and better multi-tasking abilities. All these things result in better academic performance.
Our French Immersion Program is also combined with the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) Program for our 4 year old funded children which is an Australian Government Program which is aimed at teaching Preschool children a second language through fun and interactive digital sessions.