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Three-year-old kindergarten increases opportunities for children

Everyday we see the benefits of attending three-year-old kindergarten. Watching children develop their confidence and social skills while taking part in fun, new experiences, is so rewarding.

Children who participate in a three-year-old kinder program, learn so many skills that allow them to take maximum advantage of four-year-old kinder the following year. And research shows that quality play-based learning is the best way to support children’s learning and development and the benefits last into the school years and beyond.

According to the Victorian Government, “Evidence also shows that two years are better than one when it comes to early learning. Taking part in a quality kindergarten program at an earlier age leads to positive effects on child development. It has even greater benefits for children who need extra support or are in vulnerable circumstances.”

This is why from 2022, three-year-olds across Victoria will have access to five hours of government-funded kindergarten led by a teacher. By 2029, three-year-old kindergarten programs across the state will offer 15 hours a week to families.

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Our three-year-old kindergarten program at Platypus Junction is run by university qualified teachers. Our teaching team support children to become curious, creative and confident learners.

In our kindergarten program, children use play to build their language and learn about numbers and patterns, while creativity is nurtured through imaginative play and art and craft experiences. The children also learn how to get along with others and to share, listen and manage their emotions.

Outdoors, uninterrupted active play includes activities such as bike riding, ball play, sand pits and climbing frames. Our centres and gardens have been designed and purpose-built – specifically for early education and childhood development.

We know how important these early years are for children and aim to provide your children with a fun, safe and inspiring start to their education.

For parent information about three-year-old kindergarten ‘Best Start. Best Life’ » click here

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