Waranwarin Early Learning Centre
At Waranwarin Early Learning Centre we pride ourselves on providing quality Early Childhood Educational and Care Services. Our priority is to serve our local Aboriginal families to ensure our children have an opportunity to learn, grow and explore play in a culturally appropriate centre.
Our Centre is the first purpose built building to cater for the needs of Aboriginal people in the Campbelltown local area. We are open from 7.30am - 6.00pm weekdays.
Early Learning Centre
Call the team on 02 9820 7447
105 Townson Avenue, Minto 2566
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Early Literacy and Language
Children explore literacy and language through different experiences including book, stories, music, song, felt boards and puppetry.
Directionality, reading left to right and top to bottom, scanning, predicting a sense of story, storytelling, memory/recall, concentration, gaining messages from pictures and print. Children recognise and write their own names in addition to developing letters, sounds and word recognition.
Children communicate their needs verbally and non-verbally, express their feelings, participate in everyday language and speech, develop turn-taking skills during conversations. Whilst exploring alliteration, rhyme, repetition, poetic devices and the ability to determine fact and fiction.
Children's imagination, delight with reading, co-operation with others, emotional responses, creative awareness and ability.
Much of children's play involves physical activity, through this children develop:
Gross Motor Skills
Timing, sequencing and rhythm, static and dynamic balance, ability and flexibility, strength, endurance and energy.
Depth and peripheral vision, muscle and joint movement, spatial awareness and balance.
Follow directions, co-operation, communication skills, creativity and imagination, directionality, safety and awareness, health and fitness.
Numbers and Different Concepts
Children begin number recognition and writing as we start to introduce mathematical concepts.
Children begin to do rational counting, understand concepts of time, understand special awareness, arrange things in their environment, determine shortest to tallest, smallest to largest, begin to understand patterns and sequence order based repetition eg.: red block, blue block, red block. Children begin to develop skills in matching colours, shapes, blocks and puzzles, begin to develop a knowledge of the positions of in, on, under, behind, and next to.
Early use of numbers develops children's exposure to mathematical concepts and increase their confidence and ability to understand math. We encourage positive experiences which helps enhances children's curiosity, imagination, flexibility, resourcefulness so children experience success.