3.5 years – school age
Welcome to the Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre’s Preschool Room. This is a brief summary of the expected learning experiences for your child while in our care at Happy Valley Community Children’s Centre.
For the full summary, please download our Preschool Room Information Booklet.
The Preschool Room environment allows children to be cared for between 3.5 – school age (or until they are developmentally ready to transition to Kindergarten).
In the Preschool Room, we value and support the development of decision-making skills. We begin to include the children in the decision-making processes that affect both them and those around them, listening to what they have to say and involving them and their opinions in the process. Our carefully planned play environments are rich in stimulating resources that provide opportunities for children to learn as they discover, improvise, create and imagine.
Our team of educators support children as they explore their environment, extending their play through intentional teaching. We create programs that respond to and build on, the interests of the children. During play, our Educators present concepts and challenges for the children to investigate and expand on. These extensions help to develop key skills through both structured activities and imaginative play, supporting cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.