Building literacy skills is an important part of the learning journey at every one of Guardian’s early learning centres. Through a wide range of experiences we scaffold on children’s interests and skills to develop a strong foundation for literacy development. Read more
Blog Posts Tagged "Excursions"
What a busy few months it’s been for the children and educators at Jacaranda Sunnybank! In particular, this early learning centre in Brisbane has been exploring the concept of trains and has recently taken a trip to their local train station.
This all started from the toddlers developing an interest in seeing what was over the fence and frequently asking to be lifted up to see what lay beyond the boundaries of the centre. Centre Manager Angie Westerdale says, “This brought along an interest in watching the cars drive past the alley near our fence. Extending on this interest, we took an excursion to the lane next to our centre to sit down and watch the cars go past and buses, and trucks.” Read more
Getting out and about into the local community is an important part of life at Guardian centres. Through excursions, children are given the opportunity to engage in social interactions outside of the centre environment. At Guardian Early Learning Centre – Marrickville, children have been doing just that by exploring the area and, most recently, visiting the local café. Read more
Kids Club Torquay has the great fortune of being so closely located in a beautiful beachside town. Since the end of 2016, the educator team had been discussing and brainstorming the best ways in which to offer learning programs to the children as a meaningful and relevant way to form connections with the town, environment, community and each other. And this is how ‘beach kinder’ came about. Read more
Over recent months, the children at Export Park Childcare Centre in Adelaide have been heading out on regular excursions into the local community. From the theatre to the local parklands, everyone has loved getting out and about. Jumping on a bus one Friday, we made our way to Warriparinga Wetlands – a very special meeting place for the Kaurna People. Read more