Developing the skills to enjoy a fulfilling life
Niño ELA Kindergarten
At Niño Early Learning Adventures, we deliver both a 3-year-old and 4 year kindergarten program in a long day care setting, providing flexibility for parents and carers by offering care before and after the kindergarten program.
Guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, our unique 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten curriculum harnesses the theory of emergent learning and the science of positive psychology, teaching specific skills that empower children to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Inspired by the Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School and led by Bachelor Qualified Teachers and Diploma Qualified Educators, our Kindergarten Curriculum places each child’s passions, interests and wellbeing at the core of what we do.
Building on the transition of our “Small Steps, Big Footprints” program (developed specifically for toddlers), our 3-year-old kindergarten program is led by a Bachelor Qualified Teacher and a Diploma Qualified Educator. Building confidence, a sense of belonging and a love of adventure is central to our key learning environments that help children expand their interests. In 2022, our 3-year-old Kindergarten program will be part of the Victorian Government’s new Three-Year-Old funded program.
In our 4-year-old government funded kindergarten program, our Bachelor Qualified Teacher and a Diploma Qualified Educator work intensively with each child, to create learning experiences across various disciplines that they are naturally drawn to and likely to experience in primary school.
Think Equal Program
In supporting children’s social and emotional wellbeing, we proudly include the worldwide initiative Think Equal program within all of our 4-year-old Kindergarten programs. Daily teaching is included within our curriculum to provide Kindergarten children opportunities to learn about social and emotional health and wellbeing, equality, and global citizenship.
Benefits of attending a Niño ELA Kindergarten
Positive Education is core to Niño ELA’s educational philosophy and teaching strategy, pairing the science of wellbeing with best practice teaching. When the tenets of positive psychology are delivered to children within the framework of Positive Education, the children
– develop the skills to enjoy a fulfilling life.
– are more confident and prepared for school and the immediate next chapter of their lives.
Every child’s individual learning style, interests, abilities and emerging independence skills through quality play-based learning are supported.
• The curriculum features incursions, regular outings and a variety of ‘learning through play’ activities such as art, language, maths and science classes.
• The children enjoy a range of enhancement programs from Spanish language classes, dance, yoga, physical education, cooking lessons, music and mindfulness.
• We are open during school holidays and offer long day care.