Here at Selby Preschool we run a play based program that stems from the children’s interests, strengths and needs.
There is a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure that each child has the skills to become active and confident learners as they move onto school.
We are implementing a strong environment and sustainability component to the program. Being in such a wonderful natural environment such as Selby, instilling in the children the importance of looking after this environment and how we can care for our world in general, is something we are very passionate about.
We have a strong interest in the importance of families in the children’s preschool experience. Susie develops a collaborative partnership with families, informing each other and working together to do what is in the best interest of each child.
Community is also a very important element of the program, with the possibilities in 2013, of the children engaging with the Selby community. This will be a new venture for 2013, with possible excursions in the community, whether it be to parks or reserves. Writing to the local paper or local groups with concerns or questions they may have, about things they feel is important for their environment. Being part of the community events is an important part of the children’s learning and community interest too.
Selby preschool will be continuing to develop our close relationship with Selby Primary School in 2013 which will have numerous benefits for all involved. Selby Primary School will externally manage our kinder and will undertake a lot of our administration duties. This will mean a lot of new and exciting opportunities for our 3 and 4 year old programs, as well as additional support for staff and our kinder children and their families.