Give your child the best preparation for ‘big school’ with full-day kinder.

07Aug2015_0062Here at Pecks Road Early Learning & Kinder we focus on building a solid foundation for your child’s lifelong learning experience.  Your child will grow, flourish and thrive in a dynamic and stimulating play-based program provided by our university-qualified early childhood educator.

Our high quality, full-day kinder program offers a relaxed atmosphere and more opportunities for child-centered creative activities, improved learning and development outcomes, emotional wellbeing and longer term social and educational outcomes.

Children with limited pre-school experiences, who then attend our nurturing full-day program, are more likely to have stronger achievement in basic skill areas and generally better preparation for ‘big school’.

Each child is afforded the individual support required to help ease them into a full-time learning environment, greatly reducing the stress and anxiety often experienced, by both child and parent, when transitioning from casual or part-time pre-school into structured, full-time, formal education.

Our full-day program provides more time for experiential learning through excursions, incursions and free indoor/outdoor play.  Your child will develop warm, caring relationships and be encouraged and supported to develop confidence, independence, self-awareness and a feeling of self-worth.

The additional time spent in the structured learning and social environment of our full-day kinder program provides your child with the best preparation they can have for their transition into ‘big school’.

There are many advantages to our full-day kinder program, here’s just a few:
  • More time spent in individualised learning
  • More time spent in free play-based learning, less time in large groups
  • More reinforcement of positive social behaviours
  • Greater progress in social skills
  • Higher self esteem and independence
  • Access to healthy, nutritional meals throughout the day
  • A more relaxed, less hurried school day with more varied experiences
  • A positive, low-stress transition into big school

Over and above, our full-day kinder program offers a wide variety of monthly incursions and excursions to further develop knowledge on specific learning topics and to help the children develop a connection with the local community.  Some of our regular incursions are:

  • Healthy Harold
  • Victoria Police
  • Swimland
  • Safe Pet Ownership
  • Essendon Football Club
  • The Flying Book Worm

Our Kinder also offers a specialised pre-transition program with Sydenham-Hillside Primary School.  The pre-transition program provides the opportunity for kinder children to engage in and experience “the life of a primary school student”.  During Terms 3 and 4, the Kinder group have the opportunity to attend two sessions, each of fifty minutes duration, in a prep class.  Kinder children experience the excitement of a prep class room while engaging in mat sessions, numeracy and literacy sessions and even computers.