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Alpine Children's Services Educational Programs

The EXTRA....really fun bits!

At Alpine Children’s Services we pride ourselves on the little extras we put into your child’s experience with us. We are continuously developing and adopting extra curricular programs that focus on enriching and improving your child’s self confidence, play and learning experiences. Here is a snapshot of just some of the programs planned for 2013:

Gross Motor SkillsGross motor skills

Music, Movement and Dance Classes in May
Creative dance and movement is an entertaining, energetic program that focuses on body balance and awareness. Children will have the chance to explore free flowing improvisation and be guided through a basic dance routine.

 

Literacy and drama

“An Owls Tale” Barry Peters, incursion during September
This is a drama experience based on a true story about a bird that saved an entire forest. An Owl’s Tale is an Owl’s story, but it starts with a possum’s tail on one of the coldest nights of winter. This interactive musical showfeatures beautiful puppets and explores, in a totally fluffy bird way, the profoundmystery of connection between all citizens of the planet.

Literacy and DramaFlying Bookworm Theatre Company incursion during Children’s Week in October
The performance brings to life 3 traditional fairy tale stories bringing vibrancy and theatricality to your child’s learning. Children will be enlivened, entertained, engaged and educated by their experience. The actors are highlytrained, but they are not the stars of the show… your children are! The program emphasises participation and even puts some of your children in starring roles.

Special excursions! We also embrace quality literacy and drama experiences on offer both locally and further afield. We welcome support from families to be able to provide these memorable experiences.

 

Learning about animals

Learning about animalsLiving safely with dogs Program incursion for 4-5 yrs
Victorian Government’s responsible pet program offers a free visit by trained pet educators and their temperament tested pets. Visits cover the concepts of choosing a pet, registration, pet housing and husbandry, and in particular, safety around dogs in order to prevent dog attacks.

Living eggs chicken hatching program – Spring
Living Eggs provides life cycle education programs that enable children to see chicks hatching from their eggs. Children will have the opportunity to experience the miracle of life first hand, and allowing Educators to extend Life Cycle studies.

 

Safe and healthy me!

Safe and Healthy MeLife Education Australia incursion for 4-5 year olds
This session aims at empowering children to make informed choices for a safe and healthy life.

Growing, Harvesting and Eating
We try to give children a real appreciation of where their food comes from by growing, harvesting and eating our own vegetables. We encourage families to get involved and welcome any extra seeds or seedlings you may have.

 

Supporting Others

Supporting OthersAcross our services we participate in a number of charitable fundraisers to support not-for-profit organisations, such as the Crazy Hair Day leukaemia fundraiser and the Biggest Morning Tea for the cancer council foundation.

 

 

Sustainability

Water Education by North East Water incursion in February/March
Aimed at encouraging and promoting positive water related behaviours, Diane Doyle, from North East Water delivers a hand’s on experience whilst engaging the children in a fun learning experience about our most precious resource, water.

SustainabilityInternational Mud Day – A day of mud, 29 June 2013 (celebrated 28 June)
International Mud Day is about children and early childhood professionals all over the world celebrating nature, outdoors and mess by getting really muddy. It certainly is a fun experience for the senses.

Ride or Walk Week - 7-11 October
Most days we rush our children into and out of our cars getting them from A to B. Try re-thinking the way you travel, for your family’s health and for the environment. The Challenge: Ride or Walk to drop and pick your child/ren to where they need to go.

 

Out and AboutOUT and ABOUT

We love taking the children into our local community, whether it is a visit to the local fire brigade or post office. Your Educator will keep you informed on any upcoming local excursions. If you have any great suggestions or would like to be involved please speak with your child’s Educator.

 

 

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