Our Kindergarten Program & the QLD Learning Guidelines
At Ally’s Kindy, we are definitely embracing the Government’s commitment to all children in the year prior to Prep. Our Kindergarten program is run by a dedicated and Qualified Early child care teacher.
Government Approved Kindy Programs
Since January 2012, we have been approved by the QLD Government to offer a Kindergarten program in Ipswich. This allows us to provide a Qualified 4-year trained early childhood teacher for 40 weeks a year, for children in the year prior to Prep.
Meet Our Kindy Teacher
Our Kindergarten teacher is the lovely Ms Leeanne Gee. Ms Leeanne runs a program that is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (2009) (QKLG) which cater for learning and development in the areas of Identity, Connectedness, Well-Being, Active Learning and Communicating.
What Are the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines?
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines are based on the Early Years Learning Framework. They help teachers to develop quality learning programs for children in the Kindergarten year (the year prior to Prep). They also help centres to meet the National Quality Standards for education programs.
The Guidelines build connections between what children already know or can do with their learning at Kindergarten and their future learning in Prep. For further information, visit the Queensland Studies Authority website.
How Is Your Child Assessed in Kindy?
Ally’s Kindy provides a transition statement that is created to build a shared and accurate picture of each child’s learning. This involves educators, families and the child to plan a focused discussion on the child’s learning. The centre does this mid-year and yearly, and a printed copy of the yearly transitional statement is given to families to pass onto schools.
The transition statement summarises a child’s learning, recognising that children’s learning is fluid, particularly as they transition to a new setting, and that each learning and development area describes a range of key focuses and significant insights.
The Transition Statement
- Focuses on communicating about children’s motivations, strengths and higher-order skills, understandings and learning dispositions
- Is recognised as a “snapshot in time” given that children’s learning is fluid at this age
- Includes information contributed by and documented with children, parents, carers and educators
- Is based on information gathered throughout the year in informal and formal ways and in a variety of learning contexts through normal day to day activities, conversations and interactions
- Describes the level of support the child requires in familiar and/or new situations
- Includes information about the Kindergarten service, the teacher, and contact information
- Includes information about the child’s attendance history and relevant family information
To find out more about our Kindergarten program or to enquire about our pre-kindy or other child care services, contact us today.