Preschool

Preschool

Chapman Preschool Philosophy Statement

The Chapman Preschool philosophy builds upon our school's vision statement and the principles from the Early Years Learning Framework.

We realise that a child's early years build the foundation for their lifetime pursuit of a happy successful life.

Chapman Preschool is based upon the principle that all children are capable and competent. The preschool staff understands that children learn in many different ways and that:

  • Children are active learners, constructing their knowledge, meanings and understandings through interactions in their physical and social worlds
  • Play is fundamental to children's learning as it provides opportunities for children to express their ideas and feelings and engage in explorations, imagination, experimentation and manipulation
  • Fostering positive and robust dispositions, such as autonomy, responsibility, interdependence, curiosity, optimism, resilience and the enjoyment of learning, contributes to children's success as learners.

Chapman Preschool understands that happy children learn best. When children have friends, feel comfortable within the group and are succeeding in play situations, they are in the right frame of mind to learn effectively.

Developing positive and respectful relationships between children, staff and families provides the most effective means of promoting positive behaviours and social interactions. We recognise that parents are the child's first teachers and encourage parents to be involved in the preschool program.

Chapman Preschool respects the cultural diversity in our learning community and engages in ongoing learning and reflective practices to enhance learning opportunities for all children.

Preschool

Preschool Classes

Room One

Teacher: Paola Tulley

Educator: Tanya Waters

Frogs Group

Monday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Tuesday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Wednesday: 9.00am to 11.30am

Turtles Group

Wednesday: 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Thursday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Friday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Room Two

Teacher: Amelia Doering

Educator: Sue Patterson

Spots Group

Monday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Tuesday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Wednesday: 9.00am to 11.30am

Stripes Group

Wednesday: 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Thursday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Friday: 9.00am to 3.15pm

Further Preschool information is available in the Parent Information Handbook.

Chapman Preschool Compliance

To ensure that Chapman Preschool complies with The Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 a copy of the Law and Regulations is available to parents, volunteers or any person seeking to make use of the Preschool.

A hard copy of the Law and Regulations is available at the Preschool and can also be accessed using the following links:

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

ACT Legislation

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011