Preschool children move through developmental ages at differing speeds. The preschool is organised into three different age/developmental groups and children move through the program accordingly. City Kids follows the EYFS curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) which includes 7 areas of development.
areas of development:
Personal, social and emotional
Communication and language
Expressive art and design
Knowledge of the world
In addition, through whole school assemblies, the children are introduced to different virtues. We believe that introducing virtues across the school community, including parents, staff and children creates a positive attitude early on in life.
Through this curriculum, our students are encouraged to be creative thinkers who exhibit resourcefulness in problem solving. They are risk takers who ask questions and explore ideas, viewing mistakes and failures as learning opportunities. Children at City Kids are developing confidence, independence and social and emotional adaptability as they interact with caring adults who value and support their growth and development in all areas. City Kids Preschool uses themes as a springboard to engage children in their learning and to motivate them to enquire and experiment. The themes change every year depending on the children’s age and interests. We always have a GREEN week to promote the importance of our environment. Other themes might be Super Me, Animals, What’s this for? Tell me a Story, Up Up and Away and many more. All members of staff contribute through open, positive and supportive relationships where young children feel that they are listened to, promoting a climate in which young children feel safe and secure, using language of encouragement to raise self-esteem and modelling behaviour which promotes effective learning and wellbeing within the school community.