Full Day Kinder/Playschool
What percentage of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5?
Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens within the first 5 years.
Within the first five years, children’s brains develop faster and more than any other time in their lives. The brain’s basic architecture is developed from the ground up and experiences within these early foundational years affect the quality of the architecture.
Sensory pathways are the first to develop, followed by early language skills and then higher cognitive functions. When children’s minds aren’t stimulated in the early years, the brains architecture does not build as expected which can disadvantage children down the track.
Quality Kinder programs allow children to actively engage their minds in learning, which continues to build their brains to be ready for life.
Learning through play helps a child to develop…
Children begin to develop social skills during the ages of 2 and 3 and how we approach this learning sets the foundations for later in life.
Children learn about how conversations work, social interactions and how to develop social skills by observing and participating in social situations. When children are engaged in engaging experiences that promote positive interactions and communication they can learn to advocate for their needs and nurture meaningful relationships with peers.
Success with social skills is strongly linked to the emergence of self-identity, sense of wellbeing, as well as social/academic progress for years to come.
An adult has 1,000 new neural connections every second, a child has…
Within the foundational years more than 1 million new neural connections or synapses are formed every second. Every new experience creates new connections in the brain, so as a child experiences a smell, a sight or a sensation for the first time their brain builds new pathways for them to comprehend it.
Children’s brains actually develop more synapses than they require and many of these will peter out during adolescence. This ensures that children are able to learn more and to learn faster than adults during this critical time.
By fuelling children’s minds with learning experiences that encourage and resonate with them, we can positively influence their view on education for the rest of their lives.