Kirinari Early Childhood Centre
Kirinari Early Childhood Centre, offers care and education to children from birth to school age. Kirinari is open to the general community, University of Canberra (UC) students and staff.
At Kirinari all children are seen as capable, competent learners who bring their own understandings, thoughts, opinions and ambitions to Kirinari. Our role as educators is to encourage each child to value the process of learning, so they are prepared for school and beyond. We use The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to guide our practice, program and documentation. The EYLF emphasises the importance of play as it helps to develop the learning, thinking, imagination and communication of children. This supports children to learn through their own sense of discovery, collaboration with peers, as well as through guided and intentional teaching from Educators.
Wiradjuri Pre-School and Child Care Centre
The centre provides a high quality educational program and care for 30 children aged 3-6 years with toilet trained 2 year olds considered under some circumstances, e.g. siblings.
The staffing team consists of a Director, a Program administrator and a Preschool teacher all holding a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree, and a preschool assistant. Pre-service teachers are drawn from the third year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course.
The Centre is an integral part of the B Ed course and conducts research on behalf of course lecturers in monitoring the theory and practice in Early Childhood Education.
Nappy changing bench, children's toilet and wash basin.
Location: 1B23A on the concourse