At Wallace and District Kindergarten we draw on many different philosophies and thoughts about contemporary early childhood and are guided by the Early Years Leaning Framework. Our priority is to ensure each child feels safe, secure and supported, fostering a sense of belonging and the opportunity to thrive.
Each child is regarded as an individual with his/her own unique family values, culture, experiences, skills and interests.
Children have rights and are respected. Educators hold a strong image of the child, knowing they are capable, competent, curious and full of potential. We value children as unique individuals who are powerful contributors to their own learning. They also learn from encounters that are experienced as being part of a group.
We recognise that families are the first and most significant influence in a child’s life and are respected as such. Families are encouraged to participate in all aspects of our program.
We believe that play is crucial to child development. Through play, children explore, discover and learn about their world, each other and themselves. We aim to provide sustained periods of uninterrupted play, in an environment where children are unhurried. We value the indoor and outdoor environment equally and believe that all children should have the opportunity to engage with nature in all the seasons.
We place in high regard the process of learning over any finished product. We embed literacy and numeracy throughout our program in meaningful ways through play, rather than formal instruction.
We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, both near and far and aim to embed this learning in all aspects of our program, acknowledging that this learning is ongoing.
We recognise that childhood is a precious time rich in imagination, curiosity and creativity and we celebrate this.
All enquiries welcome!
ECKA is committed to recruiting, retaining and investing in a highly skilled, collaborative workforce who are passionate about educating children in the early years.
|2020 term dates||Start date||Finish date|
|Term 1||28 January- Staff set up day|
29 January- Staff curriculum PD day
Children commence from January 30
See your kinder information for more details
|Term 2||14 April||26 June|
|Term 3||13 July||18 September|
|Term 4||5 October||18 December|