Our Chinese Second Language program is based on ELLA (Early learning language Australia). ELLA introduces children to learning a new language via interactive tablet apps, which have been developed in consultation with experts in languages, early childhood and technology.
Apart from ELLA, we also run well planned program through each term. Our bilingual Program is not just focused on the language learning, but also merged with cultural understanding, tradition knowledges and history learning.
Recent research shows Bilingual children have been shown to have better critical thinking skills, creativity, enhanced memory and problem solving skills. Learning a second language in early childhood also help children better at multi-tasking, greater mental flexibility and better overall linguistic skills in future life.
The Outdoor Education Program was developed with the intention of introducing children to the natural environment and its processes; allowing them responsibility of its maintenance and care whilst giving children the opportunity to find wonder in its intricacies and beauty. The Harmony garden is a space that honors the natural world and allows for children to get hands on, use real tools and be part of the construction of their learning spaces.
We’ve got chickens, garden beds, compost, worm farms, a fire pit, art studio and other elements that combine to make a nature-based curriculum that supports children to explore and develop their sensitivity to sustainability.
The design of the program is similar to how the rest of the kinder and childcare runs – that being interest based. We take note of what the children are interested in and we explore.
In the spirit of respect, Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten recognises the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future