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Take your tiny tots on a learning journey through The Berry Patch Preschool Rockdale! We are focused on providing high quality preschool programs. In addition, our curriculum for preschool is implemented by professionals who constantly learn and develop their teaching skills. All educators and staff are guided by their centre’s philosophy and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Providing opportunities for children to develop necessary skills and attributes early on are goals we strive for. Incorporating the latest in child learning techniques, we prepare them towards the journey to their first year of schooling. We have a very successful transition to school program, developed in conjunction with local primary schools.
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To ease your child into school, the topics covered in our curriculum are tailored to each group’s learning level. These include numeracy, literacy and fundamental movements. In addition, The Berry Patch preschool programs are created using the EYLF outcomes and the Munch and Move guidelines initiated by NSW Health. The rest of the curriculum is based upon children’s current interests, strengths and needs.
For all preschool programs in Rockdale, we take on a different approach to make sure they are age-appropriate. The Baby Berries generally follow a similar routine to the ones they have at home. Running on a short group time, the Raspberries start with basic literacy and numeracy areas. Blueberries have longer group times, moving to more advanced numeracy and literacy areas and exploring interest fields. As for the Strawberries, they have more complex group times and structured routines in preparation for primary school. They begin to write their name, letters and numbers and basic sight words.
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Nowhere else can you find a preschool that effectively combines structured and unstructured experiences. Activities for preschoolers include group times and opportunities throughout the day. They will be given free choice in both the indoor and outdoor play areas. The group times cover the areas of literacy, mathematics as well as music and movement. Older children may participate in experiences covering news.
We also want to stimulate learning through incursions, which we hold several times a year. Each child is invited to participate in a special activity e.g. Kindi Farm, Fire Engine visit or Storyteller. These incursions are usually an introduction to the culmination of preschool education. To know more about The Berry Patch preschool programs Rockdale, call us at 9896 2662.