Caterpillar Club House have created special learning environments for your children, changing as they develop. We have a Baby room , Toddler Room, Kindy Room. Each of these environments caters to all age specific exploration and discovery, in accordance with the early years learning framework. This involves a weekly program for indoor and outdoor environments, which provides a balance of experiences such as: active / passive, formal / informal, self directed / other directed, solitary / social, structured / unstructured, small group / large group
These learning experiences aim to develop sustainability awareness, science/technology/problem solving, fine and gross motor skills, expressiveness, cognitive and investigation, language and literacy, music and movement, social development, physical development and diversity. These are incorporated within the program through stimulating experiences, which encourage play. Play allows children to learn through a process of problem solving, exploring, social interaction, role-play and communicating, which results in children becoming successful learners. Staff will choose experiences and resources that are appropriate and foster these skills through play.
As well as whole group programs, Caterpillar Club House ensures children have small group and one to one interaction between teachers and other children. To encourage interaction we incorporate music and language programs, allowing opportunities for children to express themselves creatively. Exposure to music is important to a child’s development, as it expands concentration when exposed to classical and instrumental types, as well as rhymes and dances exercise their thinking and concentration to follow instructions. This is teamed with our language programs, which monitor children’s expressive and receptive development, and aim to expand their abilities and the content of their vocabulary and use of sentence structure.