Educational Programs During the Festive Season
At this time of year, many families are turning their thoughts to the festive season and family holidays. We know that December and January is a busy time of year, so we wanted to reassure you that our centres are not scaling down activities over the festive period. Unlike primary schools, we remain fully operational and focused on children’s learning goals.
Navigating End of Year Transitions
The Lifelong Learning Curriculum offers an abundance of research-based practices that ensure continuous learning during the holiday season. As a parent, you may wonder what development your child is progressing with during this time. Throughout the holiday season, your child is able to engage in our play-based School Readiness Intensive program that encourages shared sustained thinking with peers.
Festive Learning in the Nursery
Research shows that children’s development and learning is continuous. There are plenty of opportunities to learn regardless of the season. There are two important reasons why children benefit from care throughout the holiday period. Consistency and predictability of care are essential benefits, as is a more gradual transition into the new year.
Benefits of attending Early Childhood and Care during the Holiday period
Effective early childhood education is of utmost importance in a successful transition to school and love for Lifelong Learning. Our LLC program is dedicated to ensuring this is achieved all year long.
What do infants achieve in an Early Childhood Education environment?
It is natural to wonder whether infants and young children can benefit from time spent in an early childhood environment. At Affinity Education-owned centres, our Lifelong Learning Curriculum (LLC) begins as soon as your child commences their enrolment with us, regardless of age.
The importance of using the Abecedarian approach to improve toddlers’ language skills
Language is a crucial component of school readiness. No matter a child’s age, they actively develop skills to become proficient and active communicators. Research shows that language development is best supported by early exposure to language and sound awareness skills.
The Lifelong Learning Curriculum – A Guide For Families
This month, we are highlighting the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, Australia’s most progressive approach to early education that operates within all our Early Learning Centres. Our Educators implement this program to support our little learners to reach their full potential.
Summer Program Sessions
Your child is invited to join us during our Summer Program! Throughout December, we have planned additional exciting activities to help your child continue their early learning journey whilst benefiting from a rich variety of learning opportunities.
Why friendships before ‘Big School’ are so important
Research continues to highlight the importance of the first five years of a child’s life as the most critical period in the life span for brain development (Fox & Geddes, 2016).
Why childcare? Guiding your Toddlers future behaviours and relationships
Children express themselves through different behaviours and experiment with ways to build friendships. Read more to find out how we do it!