Designing the Program


At Only About Kids we take a holistic approach to learning and involve children and their families to be a part of the programs that we run. We design our program by using a combination of the Emergent Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. This Framework is utilised effectively to assist our Educators in providing children with the opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a love and passion for learning. We have a strong belief in creating lifelong learners. Within this Framework we recognise that children's lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. At OAK we support this Framework and it is through our programmes and philosophy of the centre that the children will excel as community members and successful individuals. 

 

Only About Kids offers a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten program delivered by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher, with the hours of a long day care setting, and smaller class sizes that ensures high quality outcomes for children.

 

For more information on Early Learning and the Kindy Counts Campaign plus information around universal access to a Kindergarten Program please click here.

 

Each child in our care has an individual portfolio that displays a variety of examples where they have displayed different aspects of learning.  These are labelled as such so that you can understand and see first-hand what learning is taking place and how your child is progressing. 

 

The areas our program covers include: 

 

Literacy

Story telling
Talking & Listening - daily news, reading tim
Viewing
Reading
Writing
Love of books
Visual literacy
Confidence in using digital media
Sounds of language
Letter-sound relationships
Concepts of print
Structure of texts
Enjoyment of language
Sing and chant rhymes, jingles and songs

Numeracy


Problem solving
Shape recognition
Measurement - language and units
Mathematical vocabulary
Spatial sense
Structure
Patterns
Number
Data argumentation
Connections and exploring the world mathematically

Human Society and Its Environment - HSIE

Community awareness local and wider
Role and responsibilities in the environment
Developing children's knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes towards others.
Developing knowledge on their physical environment

Science & Technology - S&T

Computer programs
Science Units integrated with Literacy and HSIE
Smart Board interactive Learning

Creative Arts

Drama & dance - developing confidence and self expression
Visual arts - craft and exposure to varying art forms - Painting, Drawing,
Ceramics, Fibre. Manipulating materials to create an artwork.
Music - the making and appreciating of their own music and that of others

Social Skills

Values education
Developing self respect and respect of others
Manners and social interaction with grace and confidence
Building friendships and social recognition through play

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education - PDHPE

Development of fine & gross motor skills
Daily physical activity - fitness & sport
Healthy living

 

 

Contact

+61 7 4638 5550

 

Email

enrol@oak.qld.edu.au

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 6am - 6pm

 

Address

88 Jellicoe St
Toowoomba QLD 4350