Sessional Kinder vs Aspire Tarneit North Kinder
Our Aspire Tarneit North Kindergarten program offers fully funded kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-old children, with a curriculum that is designed by a collaborative team of kindergarten and local primary school teachers. Our kindergarten program is run in a long day care setting, with opportunities to learn through play in a safe and supportive environment.
Our Aspire Kindergarten program is different to sessional kindergarten, which is another option you may be looking at for your child. So, what are the main differences between the two and why enrol at Aspire Tarneit North?
What is Sessional Kindergarten?
Sessional Kindergartens provide three-and fouryear- old Kindergarten programs during school hours within school terms. Kindergarten is subsidised and children can access up to 15 hours of funded Kindergarten per week. The Kindergarten program is usually run across two or three mornings a week typically from 9am to 3pm. Children are also required to bring a lunchbox with food for the day, as food is not provided.
How does this compare to Aspire Tarneit North’s Kinder Program?
As we operate as a long day care, Aspire Tarneit North is built to suit the needs of parents. Open from 6:30am to 6:30pm, we understand that not all parents can do a regular 9-5 drop off and pick up. Aspire centres are also open year-round, including school holidays, allowing parents extra peace of mind when it comes to the care of their children.
Our programs are delivered by Qualified Kindergarten teachers deliver three and four-year-old Kindergarten programs, and care for children outside of program hours. Furthermore, all food is provided by the centre and meals are prepared fresh each day on the premises by qualified chefs.
Learn more about the main differences between our Aspire program and sessional kinder below.
The Benefits of Attending Kinder at Aspire Tarneit North
Long day care centres offer a Kindergarten program five days a week, which allows children to gain more exposure to learning opportunities, including incursion programs. At Aspire Tarneit North we offer a range of exciting and educational incursions in our kindergarten program that our children greatly benefit from. These incursions are designed to enhance the curriculum and provide opportunities to learn and explore beyond the regular classroom routine.
Learn more about the incursion programs offered at our Tarneit North centre below.
Understanding School Readiness
Another big advantage of enrolling in our funded kindergarten program at Aspire Tarneit North is school readiness. The term “school readiness” refers to whether a child is ready to transition successfully and easily into a school environment. It encompasses many developmental factors such as self-regulation, planning, social skills and problem solving.
Attendance at a long day care setting offers your child more time to build and nurture positive relationships with peers and educators. Building these connections is not just beneficial for their emotional and social development, but also for their learning outcomes.
The design of Aspire's three-year-old Kindergarten program fosters social and emotional skills required for the transition into four-year-old Kindergarten. Our four-year-old Kindergarten program supports children to feel a sense of belonging in the classroom and focuses on activities that support numeracy and literacy skill development. This helps ensure each child is ready for their transition into primary school and beyond.
To learn more about Tarneit North’s Kindergarten program, enquire with us or book a tour to explore our centre today.