When a young child experiences consistency in his or her own life, we are reassuring them that they can depend on their environment and on those who care for them. The consistency of a rhythmic life lends itself to security and a positive sense of self. Trust in the unfolding of life develops. A sense that here there is time to do things carefully and beautifully is cultivated at Glenaeon Preschool, without the overstimulation that a hurried city life can bring.
Children’s healthy habits are supported by repetition of meaningful real-life tasks and their connection to life is deepened through cyclic events such as family and community festivals.
A major family festival is held each term. This is a wonderful way to build community and celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature.
Each week will usually have a baking day, a park day and a painting day as well as perhaps a child’s birthday festival with a celebration story which the parents attend.
Rhythm of the Day
|9:00-10:15||Indoor creative play, painting, cooking, building, role play|
|10:20-10:30||Morning circle, imaginative songs and movement|
|10:30||Morning tea of fruit platter and porridge or home-made bread|
|11:00||Outdoor creative play, gardening, sand and water play, cubbies, climbing|
|12:30||Lunch made at the centre by the children and teachers – fried rice, sushi, soup or pasta|
|1:10||Puppet or prop story within an imaginative landscape|
|1:20-2:20||Rest and drawing time|
|2:30-3:20||Outdoor creative play, gardening, sand and water play, cubbies and climbing|
|3:00-3:20||Early Preschool pick-up, social time to speak with parents|
|3:30-4:30||Afternoon tea, play for long day children|
A family picnic. Apple Picking at Bilpin Springs Orchard.
Sunday 8 April 2018, 10:00am in Bilpin
Mid-Winter Lantern Festivals
An evening story, lantern walk and visit to the crystal cave.
19 and 21 June 2018, 6:00pm
Making our flower garlands in the morning, then in the afternoon a silk puppet story, songs and afternoon tea in the park.
18 and 20 September 2018, 3:00pm
A festive puppet story, handmade gift for each child and picnic tea in our garden.
4 and 6 December 2018, 3:00pm