Pre-Kindergarten (or Pre-K) at PLC Armidale provides a perfect beginning for lifelong learning. Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood education, each day is filled with engaging learning experiences according to the needs and interests of the girls. Within the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education, the girls are actively involved in their own learning through a program based on natural curiosity and play-based experiences both indoors and outside in the expansive Junior School playground.
Gross motor skills are developed through outdoor games, sport, dance, gymnastics and learn to swim programs. The girls take part in Music, French, Performing Arts, Christian Studies, manipulative play in the sandpit, and a wide range of crafts and art-making and other activities, including gardening. Our specialist Reggio Emilia educators follow and document each child’s progress with care and the individual student portfolios become a valued reflection of learning during these formative years.
Pre-Kinder join in with the Junior School for Chapel, assembly, recess and lunchtime. A natural peer buddy program fosters positive relationships with older girls which further strengthens a sense of belonging.
Attendance in our Pre-Kinder program is flexible, from three to five days per week.
The Homework Centre is also available to Pre-Kinder girls. It operates from 3:30pm to 5:30pm each week day.
For more information, please contact:
Mrs Sally McCook
Tel: (+612) 6770 1727