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Children who attend two years of Kindergarten achieve better results at primary and high school

Jane Bobbermein - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Many of the world’s countries with top education performance levels are ensuring that their society’s children have access to Kindergarten for the two years prior to school, not just the one year as is currently the case in Australia.  Kindergarten programs provide children with opportunities to develop their skills, capabilities, talents and interests.  Kindergarten also helps children learn how to get along with others, be collaborative problem solvers, be creative, as well as supporting the foundations of literacy, numeracy and science.  1

Research shows that attending two years of preschool improves children’s readiness for school more than one year’s attendance, with particular impacts on their early literacy and social and emotional skills.  According to the latest AEDI, Sarina’s children are particularly vulnerable in communication skills and our educational programs in both the Kindergarten and Infant wings are focused on supporting children in these areas and work with local programs, agencies and schools.

And 16 year olds who attended at least two years of preschool were three times more likely to take a higher academic pathway in post secondary school, according to another study from the UK.   

At Grandma’s Place, we offer both Senior Kindergarten (for the year prior to school) and Junior Kindergarten (for the year prior to Senior Kindergarten) to ensure your child has the best possible start.  We also offer early learning and childcare for children from 3 months and are focused on supporting working and busy families within a high quality early learning service for all children.

If you are interested in a possible placement for your child, please call 4956 2876 and arrange for a tour today – we have limited spaces available for 2017, so act now to avoid disappointment.

1         Reference:  Early Childhood Australia, The Spoke, ‘Time for Australia to provide preschool education for all three year olds?”

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