Joey Room

Joey Room – 2-3yrs

In the Joey Room, we aim to support children in developing their independence and self-help skills e.g. feeding self, toilet training, sharing and turn taking, communicating to others, packing away belongings. This is done through transition times, games, planned activities and spontaneous play. Each child is encouraged and praised for their efforts as they work towards their developmental milestones. There are plenty of open-ended experiences and the opportunity for the children to wonder and ask why? as they explore their immediate environment, and the bigger world around them. We use the children’s own suggestions and interests as the basis for our educational program, and love hearing feedback from parents, which also helps us further enhance your child’s learning. In the Joey Room, we strongly believe that play must occur before learning can…and we aim to make learning as fun as possible in our environment!

In the Joey Room, experiences, resources and play sessions are organised to help each child work towards the Broad Goals that are linked with the Early Years Learning Framework and are appropriate to the age and developmental stage of the children in the group.

Our Broad Goals are…

  1. Using their language to construct meaning e.g. through asking questions, using two or three words together
  2. Communicating their needs for comfort and assistance
  3. Openly expressing their feelings and ideas in their interactions with others
  4. Cooperating with others and negotiating roles and relationships through play and group experiences with others
  5. Building on their own social experiences to explore other ways of being through simple make believe play
  6. Discovering and exploring some connections amongst people through making preferences of same gender playmates and toys
  7. Increasing gross motor skills though active, physical play e.g. walking, running, climbing and jumping with ease
  8. Increasing hand eye coordination and spatial awareness through ball play e.g. catch and throw games and ball kicking
  9. Increasing balance, fine and gross motor movement through dance and creative movement
  10. Developing fine motor abilities through manipulating equipment and managing tools with increasing competence and skill e.g.holding a crayon with fingers and using a pencil to draw/scribble in circles
  11. Developing self help skills through recognising and communicating their bodily needs and showing increasing independence and competence in personal hygiene, care and safety of themselves and others
  12. Remaining accessible to others at times of distress, confusion and frustration
  13. Beginning to sort, order, categorise and compare through play e.g. building towers, lining up objects
  14. Respond to printed, visual and multimedia texts with relevant gestures, actions, comments and questions
  15. Increasing their understanding of measurement and numbers, using vocabulary to describe length, volume, capacity and names of numbers
  16. Actively using, engaging with and sharing the enjoyment of language and text in a range of ways e.g. books, songs, role play
  17. Showing increasing knowledge,understanding and skill in conveying meaning in at least one language e.g. following two or more directions, recognising similarities and difference

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