How Childcare Supports The Transition To School

A Childcare Support

It’s normal to feel apprehensive about your child's transition to school. It is a significant milestone in a child's developmental journey and can be daunting for children and parents alike. It is important to note that childcare centres play a pivotal role in smoothing this transition by fostering an environment that promotes cognitive, emotional and social development. Through various activities, children lean vital skills to facilitate a successful school journey. Here are some of the skills that your child will learn in childcare.

Independence And Confidence

Childcare centres encourage children to perform tasks independently, boosting their confidence. They learn to manage personal hygiene, self-serve at mealtimes and work on tasks without constant supervision, skills which are essential in a school setting.

Structured Learning

An early learning centre introduces children to a structured routine subtly, instilling discipline and developing their ability to follow schedules, an important skill they will need in school.

Social And Emotional Development

Childcare centres provide a rich platform for children to develop social skills. By interacting with peers, they learn to share, negotiate and develop empathy. They also acquire skills to manage their emotions better, helping them adapt to a new school environment with ease.

Cognitive And Language Development

Childcare centres introduce early literacy and numeracy concepts, helping children build a solid foundation for school learning. They also foster language development through storytelling, group discussions and interactive activities.

Physical Development

Regular physical activities in childcare centres ensure that children stay active and develop good motor skills, contributing significantly to their readiness for school.

How Jacaranda Early Education Supports The Transition

Transitioning to school is a significant step, but with the right support, it can be an exciting and rewarding journey. At Jacaranda Early Education, we are committed to ensuring that your child's transition to school is seamless and enjoyable. We understand the importance of a smooth transition and offer a comprehensive early learning program designed to prepare your child for the exciting world of school. We offer:

  • Personalised learning plans focusing on overall development.
  • Age and ability-based learning tailored to each child’s strengths and challenges.
  • Play-based learning which encourages your child’s curiosity and desire to explore.
  • A nurturing and inclusive environment promoting social interaction.
  • A blend of structured and free play activities encouraging independence and self-confidence.
  • Regular communication with parents about their child's progress.

The Jacaranda Early Education Curriculum

Our curriculum combines principles from the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines to incorporate all styles of learning. The framework offers a vision where all children experience learning that is engaging by building on a child’s strengths and interests.

  • Being, Becoming and Belonging, The Early Years Learning Framework: Research shows that children learn and develop essential skills in their early years. This is why a national framework was established for childhood education. This Australian framework focuses on extending and enriching the learning of children from birth to age five, as well as through the transition to school.
  • Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines: Educators and parents/carers share information about a children's learning and development. Parent/caregivers, kindergarten teachers and school staff work together to ensure a smooth transition from kindergarten to school.

Trusted Family Childcare On The Gold Coast

Based in Biggera Waters, our Gold Coast Childcare Centre is here to help your child grow. Our experienced staff make use of our state-of-the-art facilities and incorporate them into our holistic curriculum.

At Jacaranda Early Education, we’re all about aligning academic aims with a child’s developmental needs, to foster healthy habits and fundamental skills that they can take with them on their educational journey. Want to learn more about how we can support your child's transition to school? Feel free to get in touch with us at Jacaranda Early Education.