SOME parents feel that three years old is too early for children to be in kindergarten.
But when you consider the natural desire of young children to learn, explore and play, the play-based learning curriculum in Goodstart Early Learning centres is a perfect match.
Sam Marshall, centre director at Goodstart Early Learning Madeley said play-based learning is perfect for three-year-olds.
“Play is the foundation of learning for children,” Sam said.
“It’s how they make sense of the world around them, hypothesise and experiment, learn to negotiate, understand their feelings and so much more.
“The best part of all however, is that it’s fun! It keeps children coming back for more and helps them form positive feelings towards learning.’
A well-rounded kindergarten curriculum
Many three-year-old children are already in child care, but it’s important to know the differences between what you might consider ‘normal’ child care and a dedicated, high quality kindergarten program.
Goodstart’s three-year-old kindergarten program is a structured play based program that aligns with the WA kindergarten curriculum and overseen by a University qualified teacher. The program is well rounded and provides children with a fun, play-based environment in which to build skills like:
- Social-emotional learning
- Language and literacy
- Science, technology, engineering and maths
- Drama and pretend play
- Creative arts
- Physical activity and active play
It all sounds like a lot for a three-year-old to take in! But with our engaging and fun play-based learning approach, the learning comes naturally. With smaller class sizes, individual learning plans and qualified educators, three-year-olds thrive in our kindergarten program.
With 43 metro locations there is a local Goodstart Early Learning centre near you.