Adventist Schools in Western Australia

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood program (Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary (ECE) ) establishes a solid foundation for skills that are necessary in order to be successful in the succeeding years of school. Children learn the value of getting along with others as they develop a desire to learn, use their natural curiosity to explore the world around them, and increase their confidence in their own individual abilities. We believe that caring for these young children is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of their early development.

At the Early Childhood Centre, children do many different, engaging play-based activities, as this is how young children learn best. Some of these activities include developmental play (building, play dough, painting, drawing, puzzles, games, creative art, sand and water), pre-maths (games that promote mathematical concepts), language (songs, craft activities, short stories), and pre-reading (shared reading, sequencing activities, matching skills, and phonics when children are developmentally ready).

Some overall life and social skills your child will learn can include:

  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Working with others (including teachers/adults) and alone
  • Trying new things
  • Completing activities
  • Questioning and responding
  • Some independence and learning how to ask for help

As students move into Kindergarten, they learn to write their first name, and may being the early stages of story writing. The Kindergarten curriculum is focused on developmental play, and also includes craft/art, library (where students are given the opportunity to borrow a book each week), computers (students may explore iPads in the classroom environment), daily Bible worship lessons, and many other interactive, engaging activities.

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