Chrysalis ELC Programs
Possums - Catering for 15 months to 3 years
Our ‘Toddler Possums’ Room provides education and care for children aged 15 months up to 3 years, with a maximum of 9 children and 2 staff each day (depending on children’s ages). The daily routine and program are underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework. Our toddlers enjoy an active day with a great balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Our Possums have opportunities every day for tactical play, arts, music and movement, gross motor skill development, fine motor skill development, social interactions and language development. We also incorporate God's love into everyday learning. Educators in our Possum's room work with families to establish good routines in the areas of meal times, rest times and toilet training.
Kangaroos – Catering for 3 years to 5 years
‘Kangaroos' provides education and care for children aged 3 years to 5 years, with a maximum of 16 children and 2 staff each day (dependent of children’s ages). The daily routine and program are underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework. Our Kangaroos offer children a robust program which incorporates child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Our Kangaroos have opportunities to develop gross motor skill development, fine motor skill development, social interactions, language development and arts along with sensory play, music and movement opportunities with lengthy periods of uninterrupted indoor/outdoor play and share devotions and prayer regularly.
Emus – Catering for the calendar year prior to Prep
Our ‘Kindergarten Emus’ is a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten program, operating under the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. A registered Teacher delivers a learning program for 40 weeks of the year in accordance with Queensland Government recommendations. With a daily attendance of 22 children and 2 staff members, children enjoy a structured daily program which helps prepare them for their first year of formal school the following year.
Through a continued mix of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, children have opportunities to use their muscles and energy outdoors or spend time indoors. Outings to Bundaberg Christian College Library allow the children to explore literacy within their world. Our Kindergarten children spend time praying together for their families and friends. Meal times are a social highlight, developing great language skills and discussing healthy eating options. Our Kindergarten children enjoy a varied program in a fun, enjoyable and meaningful way and incorporates sensory play, art, music and movement, gross motor development and social interactions.
Music Immersion Program
Chrysalis has an integrated Music Immersion program which operates each Wednesday throughout BCC school terms. These sessions are conducted by Kara James, Founder-Director of Bundaberg Academy of Arts. Kara is an Early Childhood Music Specialist with a deep passion to share her love and gift of music with as many little people as possible.
The 20-30 minute sessions combine music, dance, rhythm & rhyme, dramatic play, visual art and story telling as well as musical elements such as beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics, percussion playing and using props and puppets for added sensory enrichment. Encourage your child’s creativity, brain development, motor skills and confidence immensely!