Both Northgate and Greenwith Early Learning provide a comprehensive Kindergarten program conducted by 4 year university trained Early Childhood Teachers. The teachers are supported by qualified experienced assistant Educators and further supported by funding received through our partnership with the South Australian government to implement the Universal Access provision of quality kindergarten programs.
All learning programs follow the Early Learning Years framework curriculum and incorporate the needs of each individual child and the interests of the group. The framework focuses on play based learning together with communication and language skills and social development. Unlike many other kindergartens in long child care based settings, our kindergarten rooms offer large spaces with separate adjoining computer/ reading rooms and our age range is specifically for the year before schooling begins, taking into account mid year school intakes. Hence, teaching in the four terms before formal school begins, allows the framework to be tightly followed focusing on school readiness and our STEM program ( please see our STEM page for detail).
Our kindergarten programs run for 52 weeks of the year, 8.45 am to 4.45 pm and we schedule a parent teacher information meeting twice over the course of the year. Our teachers are available however at any time to make an appointment to discuss any concerns with your child’s progress. Promoting school readiness has a large focus and as the end of the year approaches, our teachers will liaise with the teachers of your chosen school to discuss each child’s needs and attributes which enhances a smooth transition into school life.
The “kindy” rooms always have an energetic vibe with children engaging in an array of activities at any given time. Come for a visit and see for yourself what a fun and exciting day it is. Our purpose built glass walls will allow you to observe a high level of engagement between Educators and children, the nature of the educational activities and the child to child interactions during free and structured play.