We have a well balanced Pre-School programme aimed at promoting your child’s development - physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Each piece of equipment and every activity available to your child is used to promote growth in one or more of these four areas.
What does our Pre-School teach?
At Larool we teach your child to:
- Feel confident
- Be independent
- Use their body skillfully
- Communicate with others
- Develop good relationships with others
- Express themselves through speech, movement, music and art
- Observe, question and organise their thinking about the world
- Be eager for new experiences
- Follow directions
- Listen and attend to the teacher when in a large group of children
- Learn to take turns and respect other’s rights and property
- Develop the necessary skills needed to prepare for school and to function as fully contributing members of our society
Teaching children skills
- Social skills – interaction with peers and adults, making friends, taking turns
- Language skills – at group time, play time and lunch time
- Gross motor skills – on outdoor equipment and organised games
- Fine motor skills – scissors, paint brushes, textas, construction toys, hammering
- Pre-reading and pre-maths – books, stories, finger plays, puzzles, sand and water play, pre-writing activities
- Order and time – each activity has a beginning, middle and end – each day has a routine
- Concentration skills - at story time, craft time and when doing puzzles
- Discipline – self discipline, group discipline and learning about rules
"I am also impressed that my twins come home from Pre-School each day covered in smiles and news of the singing, the craft, their friends and the fun of the day."
How are these skills taught?
The playroom and the playground will provide and allow for a balance of activities that are:
We follow the NSW Curriculum Framework for Children’s Services. A daily routine is displayed in our locker room which gives approximate times for various programme elements. The staff regularly monitor the progress of all children in the class, however, we do not provide formal written reports as all children are individual and their rate of development varies greatly at this age. Staff are always delighted to discuss your child’s interests and progress at the beginning and end of each day. Appointments can be made with teachers to have a more in depth discussion regarding your child.