With many long day care centres offering Kindergarten Approved Programs, many parents are unsure about the difference between day care and a specialist kindergarten program at a community kindy. At Lawnton Kindergarten, our distinct points of difference include:
Every child has the benefits of a consistent sessional program. The same group of children attend the same days each week, with the same teachers and educators. Lawnton Kindy children have the opportunity to build strong, stable relationships in a consistent and supportive environment.
Community kindy is excellent preparation for school. Our kindy programs include routines similar to those found in Prep classrooms. A wide range of skills are practiced, developed and nurtured at kindy, including fine and gross motor, early literacy and numeracy and social and emotional development.
Our teachers are university educated (min. 4 year qualification) and registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. All educators are experienced and staff turnover at Lawnton Kindy is very low.
We are a not-for-profit kindy. Our fees are kept as low as possible and any profit is used to enhance and improve the centre for the benefit of the children and the community. No profits go to owners, investors or third parties.
We encourage parents to participate in their child's kindy year in a variety of ways, to a level they are comfortable with. The social aspect of community kindy means that parents have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friendships as well.