Wombat Room

Wombat Room – 3-4 yrs

In the Wombat Room We provide a safe, supportive environment where children are encouraged to demonstrate and practice their social skills, decision-making and self-help skills e.g.sharing and turn taking, putting on shoes and socks, caring for own belongings, developing friendships, participating in group experiences, using communication skills.

Our interactive program supports the development of language, social, emotional and physical development, cognitive skills including early literacy and numeracy skills, creativity and imagination.

Children have the opportunity to engage in many types of play including social, experimental, sensory, physical, imaginative and symbolic play using range of resources and materials as provisions in the indoor and outdoor leaning environments. Provisions that support children’s learning and developing new skills. Skills are gained via play within groups and or with individual personalised experiences supporting children to achieve their desired outcome and or developmental milestone

Educators focus on relationships and interactions where the individual is valued and supported in their growth and development. Communication strategies are modeled to support children to initiate interactions and join in play and social experiences in ways that tolerate productive relationships with other children. Children will display confidence, enthusiasm and have a strong foundation for future learning

Educators value the importance of spending time talking and interacting with the children both individually and in small groups. The experiences we provide on a daily basis are in response to conversations with and between the children, information provided by you as the family or in relation to current events within the community

Together we work towards our broad goals of…

 

  1. Communicate and collaborate with others
  2. Listen to, reflect, compare and extend on the ideas of others
  3. Relate and communicate positively to others and recognise the feelings of others
  4. Accept responsibility for own actions and belongings
  5. Develop confidence and self esteem
  6. Practice self-help skills and develop their emerging autonomy
  7. Appreciate and explore diversity of cultural perspectives
  8. Identify, recognise and discuss the different roles of people within our community
  9. Communicate own family and cultural values, attitudes and respect those of others
  10. Develop respect for peers and needs of others
  11. Demonstrate trust and confidence
  12. Develop sense of belonging, connectedness and wellbeing
  13. Be responsible for their own learning environments and learn through making choices
  14. Develop understanding of health, nutrition, personal hygiene practices and self-help skills
  15. Develop fine and gross motor skills through active participation and variety of skill based experiences
  16. Participate in experiences that extend and develop non-loco motor and locomotor skills
  17. Unleash their inquisitive mind through cooperation, creativity, persistence, experimentation and imaginative engagement
  18. Extend own learning through connecting with people, places, technologies and a variety of materials both natural and man-made
  19. Develop problem solving skills through trial and error, cause and effect and enquiry
  20. Develop skills to communicate wants, needs and ideas in a positive way using verbal and non-verbal methods
  21. Communicate and collaborate to establish roles, rules and relationships within the social setting
  22. Interact and engage with a range of texts through printed, visual and multimedia texts
  23. Engages in creative experiences such as drawing, painting, dancing to explore ideas and develop understandings of the world around us
  24. Interact and engage with a variety of technologies to extend learning and understandings

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