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Letterland – phonics program delivered in Kindergarten

Letterland is a systematic and explicit phonic literacy resource and has been helping children to read and write for many years.

Letterland features that make it special include:

  • Friendly letter characters provide strong visual memory cues so children learn and retain phoneme/grapheme correspondences quickly
  • Daily blending and segmenting activities which make word-building fast and effective
  • Focused multi-sensory activities to activate all learning channels
  • There is a wide range of resources to help guide teacher’s such as story books, readers, software, posters, games and CDs.  These  aides ensure Letter land is delivered correctly by the kindergarten teacher.
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Jitterbugs

Music and dance provides a structured program including weekly interactive themes, music and movement experiences and active learning.

Each session includes high energy action songs, props, instruments and a diverse range of music for movement and dance.

With every session children will develop their listening, concentration and social skills and build on self confidence, as well as enhancing their fine and gross motor skills.

Little Big Sport

Little Big Sport is a play and game based soccer coaching program, where the emphasis is on having fun!

Experienced and qualified coaches provide the perfect pressure-free environment for your child to learn fundamental soccer skills and techniques.

The most obvious benefits being fitness, strength and flexibility, as well as improving children’s ability to focus, co-ordinate, develop sportsmanship and deal with emotional challenges.

children learning at child care in Camberwell

School readiness program

The 4-5 kinder group also run a school readiness program which includes “Letter land” and aims to help families and children make the transition to primary school as comfortable as possible.  We provide support and advice in helping choose a primary school that will best cater to your child’s needs. Also we organise and end of year graduation ceremony to mark children’s transition to school.

Music and Movement

Music and movement are an integral part of each rooms program on a daily basis.  The aim of the music program is to familiarise children with instruments, varied forms of music, dancing and songs as well as group participation and interaction.  Movement develops gross motor skills, co-ordination and cognitive skills.

children painting at Samanthas Child Care Camberwell

Early years learning and development

The Victorian Early Year’s Learning and Development Framework is used to produce programs that provide appropriate activities and experiences that facilitate children’s learning and development. These are based on the needs and interests of individual children through observations and weekly evaluation of the program. Parents are able to discuss and sight their child’s progress at anytime with staff or manager at any time.