Additional Programs

Here at Kidz Retreat we run a few extra programs alongside the room programs, such as;

Incursions

Each term we invite a teacher/coach/trainer/instructor to facilitate a 30minute lesson within each of our age groups. Some of these incursions are, but not limited to; a Dance Teacher, Music Teacher, Tennis Coach, Children’s Yoga instructor and much more. Not only do these activities support children to have a strong sense of identity but they also support children to become involved within their local community.

ELLA Program

For the fourth year in a row Kidz Retreat has been successful along side 1300 Schools/Kindergartens/Childcare Centre’s within Australia to have access and facilitate an Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) Program which has been developed by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

This app enhances the development of children’s social and language skills in the early years, along with developing confidence in learning a second language. Children attending our 4 year-old Kindergarten program have access to the ELLA app, learning Indonesian with the support from not only our 2 Early Childhood Teachers and the ELLA app via supplied iPads, but our amazing Food Coordinator is from Bali, Indonesia!!

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KIDDO Program

We are very excited to be providing this amazing Physical Literacy program to all our children 2yrs and older. This program has been developed by the Exercise and Sports Science in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia and endorsed by the Australian Government Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

This Physical Literacy program is designed to support children with skills, confidence, motivation and knowledge. KIDDO encourages the development of the basic building blocks of movement; these include running, throwing, kicking, catching, jumping and balancing.

The KIDDO program incorporates innovative technology and physical activity in a fun and engaging way. Combining the two critical parts of the curriculum- namely physical activity and STEAM- this entertaining and engaging program is designed to appeal to a diverse range of children with varied interests and different learning styles.

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Mid 2019 we were grateful to have received a sponsorship from Wonthella SUPA IGA providing us with the opportunity to commence the Kitchen Garden program within our Centre, with all ages from 3 month to 5 years participating in this program one way or another.

Kitchen Garden programs are powerful learning spaces where children can develop through practical, real-life experience. A Kitchen Garden program also offers children improved health and wellbeing outcomes and an opportunity to engage with the community beyond the Centre gates.

Teaching children to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own fruit and vegetables is proven to have a positive impact on the food choices children make. This learning extends beyond the classroom – research shows that engaged; excited children are likely to share their new skills with their family.

We have a lovely maintained vegetable patch that our children help care for via prepping the soil, planting the seedlings, watering and harvesting the produce. Our children then learn the benefits to each of the food groups while cooking up meals from their fresh produce.

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