Centres (Wollongong City Community Preschool)
SAFETY. LEADERSHIP. INTEGRITY. INCLUSION. CHILD-CENTRIC. COLLABORATION.
At Wollongong City Community Preschool, we see children as completely capable, diverse and confident learners, who explore themselves through a child lead, play based learning environment. We embrace the many cultures, experiences and beliefs our children and families bring with them to the centre. Children, when engaged together with other children, are inventors, builders, creators and co-creators with curiosity, confidence and commitment. Children are free of judgement and discrimination and as educators we encourage and support children through an inclusive approach.
We value our families by creating and maintaining professional and reciprocal relationships, celebrating their wide diversity. As educators we are proactive in adhering to the education, health and safety of all children, families, staff and visitors. We identify that the community is resourceful and accessible providing children with a practical view of the world around them as they connect with people and places. Educators create partnerships within our local community recognising the importance of children contributing and making connections with all things of and in their world.
My personal philosophy as a director is to provide learning and care opportunities for all children and families. I believe we are here to support families in their role as parents and guide children in the right direction for their future learning. I believe that all children have the right to education, care and fun. I also believe we learn so much from the children and families through their beliefs, cultures, experiences and interactions making my role enjoyable, knowledgeable and holistic.
I believe all children have the right to speak their own language and communicate in their own way, to learn to be the best they can be, to play, to learn many things, choose their friends and think for themselves, working together in partnership with educators and peers.
Mel, Centre Director
Why choose Wollongong City Community Preschool?
We are a diverse centre recognising and celebrating all families’ cultures throughout the centre. We offer a preschool program during the school terms and we offer a homely environment for children and families with a range of resources for all children’s development.
We have a transition to school program based around the best start program, we have a smart board and use iPads and we love Kinderloop to partner with families during the day.
We have great links with the local community including the library, Wollongong City Council and local park and love excursions, incursions and plan different events each term.
Lastly, we are very in tune with our vast range of family cultures who attend the centre and we celebrate these, creating respect for all children and families through our many events each term.
Spare hats if required
What to bring?
Change of clothes
Morning tea and lunch and piece of fruit
Nappies if required