ages 2.5 to 3.5 years
In our Pre Kindy room the children are becoming a little bit more independent and start developing more and more self-help skills. The children become more confident in going to the toilet by themselves, washing and drying hands, dressing themselves, getting their own lunches and drinks, packing up, using manners and asking for things, applying sun cream, ensuring their hat is on for outside play and hanging artwork up to dry and so on.
The children also start to learn about taking care of themselves/health and hygiene. The staff teach the children all about healthy eating, which is implemented within the centre, as well as dental and hygiene practices.
Staff also cater for and encourage the children’s social and emotional skills. The children learn to share, take turns, using words, speaking confidently, respecting others, and developing friendships. This is done through group play, group activities, meal times, group times etc.