Welcome to preschool one, here in PS1 we have a stable routine, but are mindful about flexibility too. During this age a predictable routine helps transition children calmly throughout the day. We prioritise your children and make sure they have a familiar educator at drop off times in order to make this transition as easy as possible.
During this age social- emotional development is important as children begin interacting with other people and need to begin to understand and control their emotions. To accommodate these needs, we implement the WorryWoo’s – developing emotional intelligence program. There are 7 WorryWoo monsters that each have their own emotional challenge that children are able to relate to. We refer to these characters throughout the year to aid with the children’s intrapersonal and interpersonal emotional development.
During your child’s time in PS1 we like to introduce literacy learning. We provide this through a program called Letterland. Letterland introduces the children to letters of the alphabet through a range of characters. Once the children have met the characters we teach them the characters letter and the sound it makes. Our educators teach a new letter each week.
Throughout the day children are invited over to the mat for optional organised group times. During these times the children engage in songs, books, news times, games and any other planned activities by an educator.
Toileting is a major factor of this age group and our educators will work alongside you accommodating in the best interest of your child.Sleep is optional in this room and we cater for each individual child’s need. We do incorporate a rest time during the day where your child can either sleep, rest on a mat or if they no longer require a rest take part in table activities.
PS1 library is an opportunity for your child to bring school activities into their home environment by borrowing and returning a new book each week.
It also aids with the child’s independence and sense of respect and care for items belonging to someone else.
Leo the lion is an established Preschool One animal that makes his way around to each one of the children’s houses for the weekend. Leo is a great resource that helps bring the children’s micro and macro environments together creating a sense of belonging.