Our Centre

The Indoor Environment


The indoor environment consists of two rooms of mixed aged groups. Each room is designed to allow children to freely explore their environment.

What happens at Joey’s Cottage

When planning our child centred program we aim for every child to explore, learn and develop to their full potential.

Our program promotes skills in social/emotional, cognitive/language and physical development in children.

The following learning centres are situated in each room and are accessible to the children at all times.

Early Literacy

  • Builds on imagination and creativity.
  • Develops thinking and imagination.
  • Gives children the opportunity to explore, experiment and discover.
  • Develops and promotes tripod grasp.
  • Develops problem solving skills.
  • Fosters respect for our environment and other cultures.
 
Joey's Cottage Writing Table

Pre-Reading

     

Home Corner

  • Promotes and develops social skills.

  • Promotes and extends on self help skills.

  • Develops language and promotes pro-social behaviour.

  • Encourages pretend play and role play.

  • Fosters respect for other cultures.

 
Joey's Cottage Home Corner

Home Corner

     

Book Corner

  • Promotes language comprehension and speech.
  • Exposes children to written language.
  • Extends children’s concentration span.
  • Develops children’s imagination.
 
Joey's Cottage Book Corner

Book Corner

Show and Tell

  • Develops speech and language comprehension.
  • Develops listening skills and respect for others.
  • Extends concentration spans.
  • Gives children the opportunity to ask questions.
 
Joey's Cottage Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Music and Movement

  • Exposes children to the musical concepts of beat, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, pitch and tone.
  • Allows children to experience music through dance and movement, listening, singing and playing percussion instruments.
  • Promotes creativity.
  • Exposes children to a variety of cultures through music.
 
Joey's Cottage Music and Movement

Music and Movement

Puzzles

  • Promotes cognitive skills.
  • Develops fine motor skills.
  • Promotes problem solving skills.
  • Extends concentration span.
 
Joey's Cottage Puzzles

Puzzles

Multicultural and non-sexist perspectives are incorporated when planning the program. Professionals and other educational agencies are sometimes called upon to help us strengthen your child’s foundations. Our staff and parents work closely with these services so your child can receive necessary support.