Go Kindy highly value children and believe the formative years of childhood should be a period in each child’s life where they are encouraged to investigate and explore their surroundings through a stimulating and enjoyable environment.
Each child should experience success, be empowered in confidence and become a learner through engaging in as many experiences as possible. The Go Kindy Team have created learning programs to compliment your child’s growth and ensure they will have every opportunity to reach their full potential. All children are unique and special and at Go Kindy we deem children learn best from engaging.Download Handbook
The Go Active program focuses on developing children’s skills in 3 key areas:
During this period, older infants pass from “cooing” to beginning to “babble”. Infants become more active in conversations and will give the impression of wanting to join in the discussion. They will also show interest in their surroundings, look at toys and observe others
There are two ways infants use language. First, they will listen to sounds that they hear and interpret them in their own way. This is known as receptive language. Secondly, infants will use their expressive skills, which enable them to make sounds of their own, so they can communicate with you. Most commonly an infant’s receptive language will be more advanced than expressive language.
Toddlers use language in more sophisticated ways during this phase of their life. This occurs as a toddler has a better grasp of the rules of the language, through increased vocabulary and learning new skills. They are becoming increasingly familiar with the concept of conversation and through play and social interactions it strengthens and improves their verbal skills.
Pre-schoolers enjoy talking and are happy to tell their ideas or what they're thinking. They combine words with gestures and facial expressions to make their stories more believable and interesting. Words begin to flow easily and with little effort. During this age, pre-schoolers will have an endless amount of questions and seeks more detailed information about events or topics that interest them.
Go Discovery is the concept of allowing children to learn about the world and how it works through exploration. It is well established that, children learn best by doing, so this type of learning is a natural fit for their development. It encourages motivation, active involvement and creativity whist promoting autonomy and independence.
The Go Discovery learning approach allows children to revisit and build on their own interests each week offering both prescriptive and free-play activities. Some children appreciate the chance to entirely direct their own learning, while others enjoy following more structured learning opportunities.
Go Discovery provides an opportunity for children to learn, explore and develop through practical hands on experiences including carpentry, box and block construction, painting, water play, sand play, cooking, imaginative play, physical play, manipulative and loose parts play, science experiments, nature play, craft activities and more.
Go Kindy acknowledges music and movement as a vehicle in which children can actively engage with their peers, educators and the environment. This engagement is an essential ingredient of a quality early childhood curriculum.
Go Music and Movement supports the basic educational principles contained in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Go Music and Movement fosters:
Music and movement ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness including:
Go Life Skills is a unique curriculum because it identifies each child as an individual with their own interests, needs, abilities and skills.
Go Environment supports the concept of the environment as the “third teacher” in the facilitation of children’s learning.
Go Environment also promotes respect and responsibility for our natural environment, endeavouring to include children in sustainable experiences and practices. Whilst providing children with the opportunity to develop skills such as compassion, caring and nurturing for the physical environment and the natural inhabitants.
Research indicates that a child's language is highly influenced by the language they are exposed too. Go Literacy aims to immerse children in an environment full of books and continual opportunities to allow them to become successful learners, effective contributors and confident individuals.
Go Literacy aims to develop: