Northside Preschool is concerned with promoting optimal development of young children through a rich variety of first hand experiences. We believe that Preschool education begins when children turn three. It is a wonderful age. They have moved beyond a self-focused toddler stage and are developing a keenness to explore their world and extend their social group. We communicate the program through a regular newsletter and wall displays. It is centered around children, their interests and level of development.
The program addresses the six key areas of children’s development: Cognitive Social/Emotional Language Fine Motor Gross Motor Creative The program is designed to: Develop a feeling of self-worth and high self-esteem Develop positive attitudes towards learning Develop a caring attitude towards other people and the environment Develop language and communication skills Develop skills and knowledge in all key areas of children’s development The activities we plan for children, the way we organise the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily routine, and talk with the children, are all designed to give your child a successful start in school.
Our aim is to prepare children for school who are capable, confident and sensitive to others and respectful to adults. The children going on to Kindergarten will know many academic concepts and have developed excellent skills, but more importantly, they will have developed a confident and enthusiastic approach to learning!