WELCOME TO THE BUTTERFLY ROOM
(Blue and Green Groups)
4 year olds
Bellevue kindergarten has two four-year-old groups with 22 places in each. Blue group children attend on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Green group children attend on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Our four-year-old program aims to offer children play based experiences based on their interests, their developmental needs, and their family culture. Our curriculum approach is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework (VEYLDF) which ensures and encourages children to learn through play and social interaction with others.
The framework built upon 5 specific outcomes (Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication) which provides a shared language for us and our families when planning for the children’s learning and development. These outcomes are reflected within the learning experiences we set out each session and guide our vision and purpose.
Our curriculum is intentional and developmentally appropriate. Our educators build on the children’s capacity be curious, to question, to explore, to create and to learn. We encourage and support children in developing relationships, building friendships, developing social skills and supporting the children in their journey through early childhood.
Life skills, such as social competence, resilience & persistence, curiosity and creativity begin in early childhood and they are important considerations when setting up learning experiences both indoors and outdoors here at Bellevue.
Throughout the year the children enjoy participating in incursions and excursions.
The children also take part in a weekly music program over 3 terms.
The Italian language program runs during term 3 and a Sport & Movement program is offered in term 4. These programs are run by specialist teachers who come to the kindergarten.
We promote and enjoy family participation across all aspects of our curriculum. We have a weekly helping hands roster and also encourage visits from extended family members and friends with specific interests and/or talents to share. The familiar adage it takes a village to raise a child is acknowledged and supported during these events!
We welcome your questions or inquiries and look forward to a rewarding year of play and learning.