A jour­ney of dis­cov­ery

Southern Riverina news - - FOCUS ON EDUCATION -

Tocumwal Preschool is con­tin­u­ing to grow in 2017.

Donna Boaden was ap­pointed di­rec­tor in 2016 and will con­tinue her sup­port of ed­u­ca­tors and pres­i­dent Sarah Quick in the devel­op­ment of our nur­tur­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Our ser­vice prides it­self in of­fer­ing qual­ity care and ed­u­ca­tion for all chil­dren in Tocumwal and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Donna and Mad­di­son Pyle of­fer a three year-old’s pro­gram within the cen­tre on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days.

Ed­u­ca­tors pro­vide a nur­tur­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that sup­ports chil­dren to be­gin in­de­pen­dence and de­velop friend­ships within our com­mu­nity.

Kirsty Heaton and Re­becca Ben­nett are our four year-old ed­u­ca­tors and share a pas­sion for early years ed­u­ca­tion.

We be­lieve chil­dren are unique in­di­vid­u­als and are com­mit­ted to com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

Our KITE (Kids In­ter­act­ing with the Eld- erly) pro­gram is a reg­u­lar pro­gram led by Re­becca. Ed­u­ca­tors visit the Lions Hos­tel weekly to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties with their el­derly friends.

This con­tact within our wider com­mu­nity is both re­ward­ing and ful­fill­ing to all in­volved.

This term has seen many projects in­clud­ing ex­plor­ing and build­ing our town, as a group we made a mu­ral to give aware­ness of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion week, we at­tended a Gi­galees cir­cus at Sa­cred Heart Pri­mary School and we are cur­rently plan­ning a com­bined com­mu­nity project.

At preschool, chil­dren are in­volved in the munch and move pro­gram and are very in­volved in sus­tain­able prac­tices.

Our pro­grams pro­vide in­door/out­door emer­gent cur­ricu­lum and play based learn­ing.

All in­ter­ested fam­i­lies are wel­come to call into the cen­tre in Jer­ilderie St be­tween 9am and 3pm Mon­day to Thurs­day.

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