Our Joey educators aim to encourage each child’s confidence! At Wahroonga Long Day Care Centre we love hearing our children say “I can do it “or “Let me do it”! We believe it is important to unlock each child’s potential, allowing them to feel like they can achieve and succeed!
Our Joeys are consistently supported with achieving new milestones and attempting new challenges. Our staff consistently work at adapting the program so that it suits the needs, interest and abilities of each child.
Our Joey program is based on play and fun ~ designed to motivate, encourage and develop each child’s potential. The activities are planned to encourage creativity, imagination, investigation and wonderment.
At our centre our mission is to inspire our Joeys to see how amazing they are. Our warm staff encourage each child to develop at their own pace whilst assisting them with tools that build their confidence to take the next step in their learning journey.
Some of the amazing experiences that our Joeys engage in, are:
- Dramatic play which assists in building children’s confidence;
- Learning techniques and strategies that assist children in dealing with different emotions in a positive way;
- Engaging in group times to encourage children’s attention span and learning new concepts;
- News sharing time which allows children to share information about the things that are valuable to them and also encourages confidence when speaking in front of an audience;
- Constructing with a variety of materials which assists children in developing their cognitive and motor skills, spatial awareness, problem solving and teamwork skills.
- Cooking experiences and science experiments.
- Gardening and sustainability projects. We encourage all our children on a daily basis to care for our environment and to see the importance of a sustainable future.
Throughout the day our Joeys are given the opportunity to share play spaces with the older pre-schoolers, where they can observe play and engage in activities alongside their older peers. We strongly believe that children learn from each other and that peer interaction is extremely important for a child’s development.