children aged from 3 to 5 years
My name is Yanan Zhang, also known as Ava. I am the Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) of the kinder room. In 2018, I completed a Master degree in Early Childhood Teaching at Monash University. I have been in this sector for about 2 years.
As childhood occupies a unique time in everyone’s life, it deserves our special attention and the best of our resources and investments. I believe in all children’s capacities to succeed, regardless of diverse circumstances and backgrounds. In fact, children progress and develop well when they, their parents and educators hold high expectations for their achievement in learning.
I am a very friendly and trustworthy person with a positive attitude. It is my pleasure to work with Journey Early Learning and I look forward to meeting with all families to maximize each child’s ability and potential!
Our Kindergarten room provides an approved, government funded Kindergarten Program for children aged from three to five years old. This program meets all government guidelines to ensure that children are ready for their transition
Our Kindergarten program is delivered Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm by an experienced and Bachelor Qualified, Early Childhood Teacher. This program is play-based as we believe that children learn best this way. Through this program, children are exposed to and explore a range of structured and unstructured learning experiences that focus on social and emotional well-being, reading and writing skills and the development of communication skills.
In the Kindergarten room, children are encouraged to be self-sufficient, resilient and develop a positive sense of self. Social and problem solving skills are considered an essential part of our Kindergarten program and children are taught to respect themselves and others in preparation for their transition into the school setting.
Our Educators provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their best when undergoing the transition to school. We support both children and parents during this transition and provide parents with a transition statement at the end of the year.
Our kindergarten room is separated into different areas to allow for varied and fun activities and features:
Staff ratio to children Ratio 1:11
A bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher
Play based curriculum
Continuous indoor/outdoor program
Large, covered outdoor playground and sandpit so children are able to play in all types of weather
A comprehensive program which incorporates experience to assist your child with the transition to school.
Sun safe practices followed at all times
We believe communication is the most important tool to develop and maintain strong and personalised relationships between our Educators and families. We use a wide range of methods to communicate within the room, such as conversations, telephone calls and our online child portfolio program, Story park.
Click here to learn more about how Story park can keep you in touch with your child's day.
We would love you to visit our Kindergarten Room, meet our Kindergarten Teacher and discuss how we can work with you to meet the needs of you and your child.