Sessions for pre-school and kindergarten are offered weekly on during the Victorian school terms.
Children can enrol in partly State Government funded and non-funded program sessions.
Yackandandah Kindergarten offers two preschool programs, and our centre is licensed for 30 children per session.
Our 3 Year Old Program for children who are a minimum age of 3 when entering and typically are 2 years away from starting primary school. This program is offered over 15 hours per week - 2 options:
* Mon - Wed - Fri: 5 hour day 9.00am - 2.00pm
* Wed - Fri: 7.5 hour day 8.30am - 4.00pm.
Our 4 Year Old Program for children who typically begin primary school the following year, these children are aged 4 and 5. This program is 15 hours/two days per child per week and is offered on either a Monday/Thursday from 8.15am to 3.45pm or Tuesday/ Thursday from 8.30am to 4.00pm.
Non-Funded 4yo Programs
Wednesday &/or Fri 7.5 hour day 8.30am - 4.00pm.
Non-Funded 3yo & 4yo Bush Kinder Program
7.5 hour day: 8.15am - 3.45pm
The central focus of our educational programs is on outcomes for students. Our programs are based on an approved learning framework which considers the developmental needs, interests and experiences of each child, and takes into account the individual differences of each child.
Our kindergarten operates in accordance with the National Quality Standards (NQS) under the Education & Care Services National Law and Regulations. In September 2012 the service was assessed under the National Quality Standards (NQS) as a children’s service meeting all quality standards. The seven Quality Areas under the NQS are:
1. Educational program & practice
2. Children’s health & safety
3. Physical environment
4. Staffing arrangements
5. Relationships with children
6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
7. Leadership and service management
The Standard ensures that our service adopts approaches that are most appropriate to and focus on the best outcomes for the children being educated at Yackandandah Kindergarten.
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