Going to kindergarten is an important step for your child. It will help them learn skills that they will build on throughout their life.
At kindergarten your child will grow socially and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognise language and their fine motor skills will be developed through play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others. Most importantly, your child will be learning to become an effective learner as they develop and extend their communication skills, build their self-confidence, learn to be creative, and develop skills that assist them with reading, writing and mathematics.
Children go to kindergarten in the year before school, usually when they are four years old.
Fifteen hour programs
Victoria is moving towards providing all children with access to a quality early childhood education program for 15 hours a week in the year before they start school.
There is significant benefit for children in attending a quality early childhood education program such as ours:
- Recognises that quality early childhood education programs improve children’s learning, health and behaviour with positive impacts extending into adult life.
- Supports a successful transition to school.