Director of Pre-School – Marina Gnatyshina
Our Pre-schools combine high quality education and care with the convenience of flexible hours and access to Government benefits.
The philosophy of the King David School Pre-School is to promote each child’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language development in an environment that is safe, nurturing and challenging whilst being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families.
It is our aim to provide appropriate activities which encourage each child’s capabilities, needs and interests whilst fostering respect for others and the world around them. Our program facilitates learning through exploration and peer interaction.
Early years are a critical time for learning and development, when children acquire essential foundation skills and knowledge and when brain development is at its peak.
We all know how precious these years are – and how important it is that children can play, explore, socialise, make friends and have fun.
An early childhood program acts as a bridge between the home and formal schooling years. It is a safe, secure place where the child can continue to develop healthy habits, attitudes, and skills. These abilities allow the child to approach new learning with confidence and a positive self concept. The emphasis at the Pre-School is on providing activity-based experiences that promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
We focus on the values of Progressive Judaism and Australian identity by integrating the celebration of festivals and Shabbat into daily activities and acknowledging Australian history and culture. These are presented in a growth-oriented program including opportunities for dramatic play, creative activities, discussion and music.