Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is early learning important for my child?
Research shows us that children who start ahead tend to stay ahead. Significant differences in children’s development are evident by age two and have a tendency not to close over time. The early years provide the foundation for the rest of a child’s life. As children are born ready to learn and the best learning happens in the first 5 years of their life in nurturing, positive, stimulating environments. That’s why high-quality early learning experiences are so important. By creating these environments, we’re providing the best opportunities for children to fulfill their potential.
There’s a huge amount of compelling recent research on the first five years of a child’s development and how it affects the rest of their lives. We know that 90 per cent of a child’s brain is developed by age three. We also know that children who start ahead stay ahead and keep accelerating beyond their peers. We take children from the age of three years old. The one to two years before they start school gives our children the best possible opportunities for their future; we can lay the foundations early within those years.
- What age group do you cater for?
We cater for children from 3 years until they start primary school.
- What are the scheduled starting times for Madina Early Learning?
We operate during the NSW Public school term. Our Early Learning Program classes start at 9:30am to 12:30pm.
- Why is Medina Early Learning highly regarded?
Our program has been developed by Experienced University Qualified Early Childhood Teachers. Working in small groups, we focus on literacy, numeracy, social skills, building the children’s confidence and self-esteem. These skills are important for children to develop and give them an advantage when starting school.
- Is lunch provided for students
Parents are to provide a packed healthy lunch/snacks for their children who attend class.
- Does my child need to be toilet trained?
All students are required to be toilet trained. There are no nappy changing facilities available.
- How do I enrol my child into a class at Medina Early Learning?