KindyLinQ is a play-based program that families can attend in the year before their child is eligible to start kindergarten. It provides a safe, welcoming space for families to participate in fun early learning experiences with their three-year-old children.
KindyLinQ enables young children to play, explore, sing, create and socialise with their parent, other children and experienced staff in a safe space. The program also offers guidance for families about how to support their child's learning and development at home.
Parents/caregivers must attend KindyLinQ sessions with their children. Parents/caregivers play the most significant role in establishing the environment children need to support optimal development and learning. The activities and learning provided through KindyLinQ can be continues in the home.
The KindyLinQ sessions are held by a qualified teacher and early years support coordinator. KindyLinQ runs two days a week, Wednesady and Thursday from 8:45am – 11:45am.
KindyLinQ is based on a facilitated playgroup model. It is about children learning through hands-on experiences with the support and guidance of caring adults. Children will learn skills that will support them now and in later learning, including socialising, managing their emotions and developing language skills to ensure they can effectively communicate their ideas and needs. KindyLinQ programs are informed by the Early Years Learning Framework but are connected to the broader curriculum expectations for school-age children.
KindyLinQ is a free service for families living in the 25 identified state school areas. The program will be available for a minimum of 6 hours a week across 2 or 3 days. Registration and participation in KindlyLinQ is voluntary.
For more information please contact the school office.