Early learning programs
DIS early learning programs use a progressive play-based experiential interactive learning model. Curriculum in the early years programs is based on The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia that aligns with the Australian Curriculum
The importance of play in early childhood
Experiential learning researchers are in universal agreement that there is a strong link between play and learning for young children. As children learn through purposeful, high quality play experiences, they are building critical foundational skills for cognitive development and academic achievement. These include verbalization, language comprehension, increased vocabulary, imagination, questioning, problem solving, observation, empathy, co-operation skills, and learning another’s perspective. Play is a vital part of a child’s life for optimal development, socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally.
Playgroup at DIS is suitable for children from 12 months to 3 years old. Playgroup operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 12.00 pm on a ‘drop in’ basis. Children may attend from one to five sessions each week. There is no requirement to pre-book and children pay as they attend. The cost is $14.00 per session. Invoices are not issued.
Form more information please look over our Playgroup Information Booklet
Last update: March 7, 2015