Research indicates that parent involvement in their child’s education significantly improves their learning. This crucial contribution is linked to a child’s sense of confidence and security.
When your child senses your interest in what she or he is doing at ‘kindy’, it can increase their chances of success.
The US National Education Association states that “Your child is more likely to make better grades and higher test scores, have good attendance, show proper behavior, and exhibit better social skills when you’re involved”
At Wilderness International Kindergarten, we believe that parents are crucial to the teaching and learning process.
At Wilderness International Kindergarten we seek to facilitate a strong parent partnership by:
- Offering ample opportunities for consultation and contact with your child’s teachers
- Articulate a clear communication and assessment plan to keep parents informed about their child’s progress
Convening a range of parent workshops, social events, open days and cultural celebrations for all families so they can build a body of knowledge about best practice in ECE and be involved in the formal education of their child.
Parent Academy Schedule
|Event||Date & Time|
|Wilderness International Kindergarten||Meet our team ‘Our educational philosophy on Early Childhood Education’||TBA|
Introduction to the IB PYP
|Learn about the IB Early Years Programme||TBA|
|Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning||How is Inquiry based learning different?||TBA|
|Introduction to Reggio Inspired Curriculum||How does it impact on our teaching and learning?||TBA|
|Learning through Play||What do children learn from play?||TBA|
|Math Workshop||Using manipulatives – How? Why?||TBA|
|Science in a child’s world||Skills our children need||TBA|
|Reading Workshop||How can you support the development of your child’s early literacy skills?||TBA|
|Writing Workshop||How can you support the development of your child’s early literacy skills?||TBA|
|Mother Tongue||Why is Mother Tongue important?||TBA|
|Friends of Wilderness International Kindergarten||Guest speaker||TBA|