In our 3.5-4 year old room, the Barrawarn room, a calm nurturing program is provided where the children have the opportunity to explore their ever-changing world. The educators in the room encourage the children’s developing skills and foster their increasing independence. By focusing on the individual child’s strengths, the activities are planned to encourage and build on existing skills and learn new and increasingly complex abilities in preparation for their move into the Kindergarten Program.
The Barrawarn children continue to engage in the weekly Music and Movement session on Tuesday mornings. We are very fortunate to have a teacher from Mangala Dance Studio and this has proven to be a very enjoyable and popular time for all involved.
On Wednesday afternoons, coaches from Mini Monstars, take the children through some sporting activities and exercises, at Frank King Park, on Bell Street. As this is an outside program, it only runs in Term 1 and 4.
We also have a specialist singing teacher, with early-childhood qualifications, who provides sessions with all of the children across the Centre on a Friday.
With a maximum group size of 12, the educators spend individual time with each child across the day. This program has a strong focus on the child within a group environment as the children move to becoming more social in their interactions and their play. The group focuses on co-operation, sharing, working together, collaboration and helping a friend in need!