Hi, I have recently stopped working in a ldc and now work from home. In the 3-4 and 4-6 year rooms, a kindy program is run from 9am to 3pm each day in line with other kindy or pre-prep programs. Now from home, I also run the kindy program during school hours. We use the Early Years Learning Framework and I am learning more about National Curriculum to better prepare the children emotionally and academically for school.
Parenting alone since 2003
The person who runs the "kindy" program is now a Bachelor Qualified Teacher.
As for basic painting and drawing , come to my centre from the Nursery up we use anything and everything to paint with! Potato Mashers, leaves, feathers, tennis balls, hands and feet, straws, and that's only to name a few I'm crazy for art lol
Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
But in rising every time we fall....
I think one of the biggest differences is that a C&K Kindy is non-profit and many LDC's are run for profit ie it's someone's business. There can be quite a difference in the way a centre is run or how a program is delivered when it's run as a business. The other thing to consider is that C&K centres, well the affiliated ones are usually managed by parents - the Management Commitee - a great opportunity to be involved in the program and hands on in running of the centre
Hope that helps
In terms of the program these days there is no difference, although it wasn't long ago where there was a real difference.
I know, for me, there are 2 big benefits of C and K over LDC and that is the class is consistent ie. there is the same group of 22 children there on all 3 days rather then varying numbers and faces during the week and also we are not eligible for any type of childcare rebate, so we would be paying $70+ in LDC instead of $27 for C and K.
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Hi everyone! Just popping in as this thread caught my attention.
The QLD government is running a big campaign at the moment to let people know more about what they are now officially calling Kindergarten (or Kindy) - which is the year before Prep.
More info on our Kindy hub: http://www.bubhub.com.au/queensland-kindy-news/
Hope this clears up any confusion!
The 3-Year-Old The Baby and me