TAS Early Learning Centre & Kindy Programme
The TAS Early Learning Centre is located opposite the TAS White Rock Junior School reception.
The TAS Kindergarten programme introduces children to the values and ethos of TAS and provides a smooth transition into their first full year of schooling at TAS.
TAS Early Learning Centre is a safe education and care facility that is linked to the rest of the school so students are able to access many of the school's resources as part of their introduction to TAS including the Library, Multi-Purpose Hall and the Bishop Centre for Performing Arts.
The TAS Early Learning Centre:
- Offers a Queensland Government funded program run by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher
- Offers a high quality education and care centre provided by a dedicated team of qualified staff.
- Provides an adult to child ratio above minimum requirements to allow more individualised engagement for each child.
- Offers a balance of structured and spontaneous, teacher and child initiated learning opportunities to develop children's skills, knowledge and interest in the world around them.
- Provides stimulating and dynamic indoor and outdoor play spaces, allowing children to explore, discover, investigate and learn.
- Provides an environment focused on a smoother transition to the larger TAS community
- Is a well resourced Education and Care centre.
- Download the TAS Early Learning Centre Handbook.
TAS Early Learning Centre is an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten programme provider. The Centre uses a play-based, emergent curriculum which is guided by The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Belonging, Being, Becoming and The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.
The programme offers a balance of; child-initiated, group interest and intentional teaching learning experiences designed for children in the year prior to their first year of school. During a Kindergarten day, children typically transition through; two sustained play periods (inside and outside) two structured Group Times, Morning Tea, Lunch and Rest Time.
A Finger Gym, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) and Oral Language Programme are integrated into the Kindergarten week in order to nurture children's skills in preparation for future learning. Kindergarten children visit the TAS Library weekly to develop and foster their interest in books, story telling and shared reading.
TAS Kindergarten promotes holistic learning. We believe;
- Children have a strong sense of identity.
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
- Children are confident and involved learners.
- Children are effective communicators.