Council’s children’s services provide the best care from birth to school

By July 25, 2019 August 5th, 2019 Community Services, News

Spring Street Preschool and Early Education Centre, Yarrawong Preschool and Early Education Centre and Courallie Park Preschool and Early Education Centre are operated by Orange City Council and provide preschool programs, developed for the individual needs of each child.

Child planting herbs with an educator

Strong Starts: Children thrive when there is consistency and a strong relationship between parents, carers and educators.

The program focuses on academic milestones but importantly, priority is given to the child’s emotional independence, social skills and resilience.

All three centres adhere to the National Quality Framework, which provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care services.

This means your pre-school child will be taught under a national curriculum by university qualified early childhood teachers, which helps children prepare for formal schooling and gives them a leg-up in the early school years.

The three centres are flexible and open for long-day care hours, from 8am to 6pm, and the centres stay open during the school holidays, with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period.

Child playing with music sticks

All three centres support families from many cultures. Daily programming considers Orange’s diverse community with a view to developing strong, caring and accepting children.

Enrolling your young child in one of these three centres provides a consistency of care from newborn right through to kindergarten.

Children thrive when there is consistency and a strong relationship between parents, carers and educators, which has been built and strengthened throughout the early years.

The centres’ educators become an extension of family.

Consistency of care removes the stress of moving your young child between services as they grow older.

Your child will have every developmental milestone nurtured and encouraged throughout the early childhood years, from learning to walk to supporting children’s learning as they transition to formal schooling.

Strong Starts: Children thrive when there is consistency and a strong relationship between parents, carers and educators. Photo: Supplied.

Strong Starts: Children thrive when there is consistency and a strong relationship between parents, carers and educators. Photo: Supplied.

The centres have been renamed to reflect the strength of their preschool curriculums and school-readiness success.

The three education centres were established 30 or more years ago, have always had successful preschool programs, and have the support and backing of Orange City Council.

Many of the staff at each centre started with Council in those early years, this shows the strong and committed attitudes of the educators and the warm and supportive environment of the centres. For more information head to  www.orange.nsw.gov.au/childrens-services.

Children playing with an educator

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