East Bentleigh Child Care Centre has been operating a 4 year old funded kindergarten program since 2011. We have a qualified kindergarten teacher and we plan to continue to provide this service in the Possum Room.
The kindergarten program operates four days a week over the standard Victorian school year terms. Long day care is provided in this room from 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday. However, the kindergarten program is delivered within this timeframe for 7½ hours each day between 9am-5pm, Monday to Thursday.
To be eligible for any 4 year old kindergarten program in Victoria children must be offered a minimum of 15 hours of kindergarten per week.
EBCCC’s purpose is to provide long day child care in addition to the kindergarten program. Places are allocated upon the order of priority as outlined in the EBCCC parent handbook.
The Centre delivers the same program that is delivered at all state-funded kindergartens, which is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)