Our Programme

At The Discovery House we provide a preschool programme for children to help them prepare for the transition to school.

 
DAILY TIMETABLE
This timetable is used as a guideline. Activities and times are flexible. In the hotter months, times are changed so that children are not outdoors during the hottest times of the day.

Our Program.Sand_Pit

Our Program.Linda_Outside8:30am    Free activities on mat
9:15am    Story / Pack Away Time
9:25am    Morning Greeting / Roll Call
9:30am    Craft and Inside Play
10:20am    Pack away
10:30am    Songs/Outside Rules
10:40am    Outside Time / Hats / Sunscreen
11:00am    Toilet / Morning Tea
11:20am    Story / News/Mandarin Language lesson
11:40am    Sandpit / Outside Play / Hats
Our Program.Jan_TeachingOur Program.Craft_Table12:15pm    Group Music
12:45pm    Toilet / Lunch
1:15pm    Rest Time
2:30pm    Make beds / Books / Puzzles
2:45pm    Story / Songs / Certificates
3:10pm    Outside Play / Hats / Sunscreen
3:30pm    Afternoon Tea
3:45pm    Outside Activities
4:15pm    Pack Away / Inside Activities if cold
 
INDIVIDUALISED PROGRAMMES
Each child is observed and the programme planned is suited to the needs of the individual. To do this, a few children are observed in detail each day. Once all the children have been observed in this way we will begin again at the top of the list. At the same time all other children are watched and their progress is recorded. The program is then planned taking into account the observations made.

The program scaffolds from one platform to the next taking into consideration the children's interests. The children are invited to bring items from home that correlate to the weekly programmed teaching. This can then take the group in many different directions according to the children's combined interests.