We believe that the first years of a child’s life are ones of enormous growth; in fact, they make up the greatest period of growth across a person’s lifespan. Research has shown that children who participate in a high-quality preschool program are well prepared for formal education.
Your child’s day:
Whilst at Covenant Kids Preschool every child will experience and enjoy a wide variety of planned and, enriched with ‘teachable moments’ that arise from children’s personal interests and enthusiasms that will prepare them for a smooth start at school.
To respond to the ever changing needs, interests and abilities of children we believe our program needs to be well planned but also flexible and adaptable to ensure we are guided by the children’s interests.
Our core program is the daily happenings that occur consistently to provide for our children’s learning, growth and well-being. The core curriculum consists of collage/drawing/painting, blocks, puzzles, water and sand, physical play, nature & science, dress-ups, family & fantasy, carpentry, music & movement, playdough & clay, Te Reo, books & literature.
As children explore our stimulating environment, teachers will listen for emerging ideas from children’s discoveries. These rich learning opportunities are often spontaneous in nature as children and teachers grow and learn together. There will be times when the children come together as a group where they will learn to listen to each other, share information, follow rules and partake in group activities and games. Play based activities complement and enhance intentional teaching. Our open ended play opportunities will allow children to take ownership of their learning, initiate activities, take risks and develop confidence.