Our Sanctuary Kindergarten program is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Early Years Learning Framework. Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure employ full trained, Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers to implement these guidelines. This ensures that the Kindergarten children who leave Sanctuary will have the best possible start to embark on their school journey.
Our Kindergarten Program focuses on children becoming competent learners and developing:
- Problem Solving Skills
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Self-regulation and conflict management
A large part of our learning program uses the STEAM learning approach, which is a curriculum based on education in five specific areas Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.
Accompanied by STEAM learning, the program develops through children’s interests and needs as well as reflective practices to deliver a program that inspires and ignites each child and their family. The most important thing to remember about STEAM is that when children are learning STEAM it is through connecting with their natural curiosities. At Sanctuary, children will have STEAM incorporated throughout each day, and by recognising it at this young age, it helps them to establish and strengthen connections and give them a head start as they head into their school years.
The program encourages collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Children learn with our stimulating resources, as well as indoor and outdoor environments to support the best kindergarten experience.
As part of each of our Sanctuary Educator’s commitment to Early Childhood Education and Care, our Early Childhood Teacher’s critically reflect and draw on theories and perspectives to help shape our ever-changing practice. Our teachers understand how these views impact their understandings of children’s learning and development and how these influence what they do each day with children.
Through collaborative partnerships between our teachers and families, Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure strive to ensure each child has the best learning and development opportunities. Each child that graduates from our Kindergarten program is presented with a transition letter and statement developed by the Early Childhood Teacher, which supports each family with the transition from Kindergarten to school. These statements are then given to the school to help identify how the child learns and suggestions for continued learning. For more information on the Sanctuary Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program, call 1300 00 PLAY.