It is state legislative requirement that programming be individually based for children 2 to 5 years old.

toysChildren in early childhood learn best through play. It is a natural medium for learning as a child and it is accepted that the process of play creates the main vehicle for the child's development. Activities which enable the child to experience free choice, decision making, sustained involvement, trial and error and success in a free and structured play environment are provided by staff.

Carers are required to explain to parents in both a formal and informal way, the value of play and to reassure them of the importance of the process of play rather than the end product.The programs for Balgowlah Preschool will be developed in accordance with the centre philosophy.

Source: Children's Services Regulation 2004, under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998. NCAC (Quality Improvement and Accreditation System)

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