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Located in Dandenong, Victoria, Beacon House Montessori Centre is a centre-based long daycare facility providing care for a maximum of 34 children. We cater for children aged from two to six years. We also offer vacation care during school holidays. Our educational philosophy follows the Montessori method, which was developed by Italian physician Maria Montessori in the late 1800s. Maria emphasises that a child’s education should revolve around their real-world experiences rather than words, tests, and directions. Services We divide our services into two learning groups: - The Early Learners Program, for children aged 2-3 years - The Cycle One Program, for children aged 3-6 years We tailor our programs to suit the unique needs of each age group. Our curriculum covers: - Exercises of Practical Life - Sensorial - Language - Mathematics - Culture By creating a balanced, full, and challenging curriculum, we aim to create an open environment for children to explore their personal interests. In our Exercises of Practical Life program, we encourage children to work from their own free choice. By facilitating the interests of each child, we help them develop a lifelong love of learning. In our Culture program, children will gain vital knowledge in geography, biology, zoology, science, art, music, botany, and more. By exploring fascinating concepts about our world and the life within it, children expand their view of the universe. Our Sensorial program encourages children to develop their senses, learning about size, colour, shape, form, sound, touch, smell, and taste. We also introduce children to the concept of abstraction. In our Language and Mathematics programs, we create foundations in literacy and numeracy through songs, stories, poems, maths games, and more. We open up a new world for children and prepare them for school life. Grounds Regular outdoor play and exercise are vital to a child’s healthy development. Our grounds feature a large playground area, sandpit, and unstructured play spaces. Communication We always encourage communication between educators and families. We take all feedback and insights on board, allowing parents to play an active role in their child’s daily activities and development.
Shalimar Park Preschool is located at 1 Milan Court in Dandenong North, Victoria. Our preschool is proud to provide outstanding early education programs, helping children learn and grow. Services At Shalimar Park Preschool, we work to respond directly to the individual interests, needs, and abilities of the children we care for. We apply an intentional teaching approach, introducing children to new concepts, skills, and ideas each day. We encourage children to engage in play-based and experiential learning opportunities. We help children develop strong social and problem-solving skills. Our centre offers a warm, happy, nurturing environment in which children are able to learn and explore. We support children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through the delivery of curriculum-based learning activities and experiences. We teach children about respect, resilience, belonging, independence, curiosity, creativity, and more. We aim to embrace our diverse preschool community and to teach children to do the same. Our enthusiastic educators are committed to facilitating positive learning experiences for children. Our staff deliver early education programs that are led by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Nutrition policy At Shalimar Park Preschool, we know the importance of teaching children about good nutrition and healthy habits. We introduce children to exercise and healthy eating, encouraging them to make healthy choices. We ask that parents provide children with foods that align with the requirements set by the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Grounds Our bright, fun learning environments are designed to promote children’s engagement and development. We have plenty of outdoor space, and we also have fantastic indoor learning environments. Children enrolled at our centre have access to a range of educational toys, tools, and resources, which we use in the facilitation of our education programs. Communication At Shalimar Park Preschool, our educators know the importance of including families in early education. Our staff cultivate a centre-based community in which families are invited to participate in preschool programs, activities, and events. We maintain regular communication with children’s families, sharing details of children’s learning journeys. Parents and families are always welcome to speak with educators at pick-up and drop-off times.
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