|All programs are prepared with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals such as language, literacy and math as well as the creative arts (art, music, and dance), development of life skills, problem solving and investigation. The weekly programs are influenced by the Early Years Learning Framework with a strong emphasis on Reggio Emilia approach. Each Program is prepared by qualified Early Childhood Educator. Each child’s individual needs and interests are taken into account whilst preparing the rooms program. The programs and experiences provided are appropriate to the child’s age and stage of development. Children are offered a range of learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Children need to use all their senses if they are to experience, discover and learn about their world. Our programs take into consideration the multi-cultural backgrounds of the communities they are located in. We aim to break down and challenge traditional stereotypes, respect similarities and differences whilst promoting an atmosphere of inclusiveness. Our educators are respectful of individual differences, interests, styles and rates of learning. We encourage children’s independence and aim to increase their awareness of the community and people around them.|
Avenues Group Centres have Government funded Kindergarten programs run by fully Qualified, Registered Kindergarten Teachers across all of our centres.
The curriculum is based on the Kindergarten Learning Guidelines which are derived from the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and embraces the inclusive vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”.
While the EYLF focuses on children from birth to five years, the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines are unique in that they aim to specifically enrich children’s learning in the kindergarten year. In Queensland, the kindergarten year is the year before the preparatory year of schooling. Throughout the Kindergarten Year, children’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, and emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.
At Avenues we believe that we need to offer the children every opportunity to success and therefore in 2011 we introduced our Literacy Program into the Kindergarten curriculum. We have a strong focus on literacy and numerous skills that engage and challenge the children with many successful outcomes.
|Some of Our Extra Curricular Partners|
Please see each individual Centre’s information page to see where these extracurricular classes are held.