Active Kids Learn and Grow Program
The Active Kids Group Learn and Grow team consists of professionally trained fitness, dance, drama and language educators. The aim of this program is to deliver weekly classes that build on each child’s natural abilities and interests across these areas through fun, interactive learning experiences.
All programs are delivered in the form of 30 minute weekly lessons across all of our 15 locations. Throughout each week, educators and families will receive the lesson plans and the resources that will be used. This enables everyone to become actively involved in the early childhood learning journey.
Dance and Drama
In the dance and drama program the children delve into a world of imagination and adventure. While they travel in a time machine in search for dinosaurs or become their favourite book characters, they are developing fundamental social and physical skills. In class, the children discuss educational topics that assist in their lifelong learning and explore a variety of their own interests through movement and dramatic performance.
Through dance, children are able to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills and express themselves through nonverbal communication. Through dramatic play, the children are able to express their emotions and become different characters of our community building their confidence, verbal communication and knowledge.
Our fitness program will foster the development of good physical activity habits in children and is composed of 11 sports including: soccer, AFL, basketball, cricket, hockey, T-ball, athletics, tennis, and gross motor fitness. Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lay the foundation for a healthy and active life. Children engaging in physical activities are more likely to be active in later childhood through to adulthood.
The benefits of being active are: promoting healthy growth and development, building strong bones and muscles, improving balance, coordination and strength, learning about the body and how it moves, assisting with the development of gross motor and fine motor, providing the opportunity to develop fundamental movements skills, building self-confidence and self-esteem, maintaining and developing flexibly and promoting an enjoyment of being active
Teaching children a foreign language helps with brain development and lays the foundation for lifelong academic achievement. Active Kids Group delivers weekly French lessons through songs, stories and role play, making learning a second language easy and fun at the age they learn best.
Learning a second language helps to foster a confident sense of identity in children. It will assist children’s ability to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect. Through this process, the children will not only develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities but gain an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation as well as encourage children to respond to diversity with respect.
The Program in Action
What Our PARENTS Are Saying
We are very happy with the learning Alba has had during the first term of Grow and Learn.
I cannot talk about the French class, as Alba is not in on Fridays. Would be great if they could all be Mo-Thu!
We have seen in her more interest and clear improvement in catching/throwing balls, balance, jumping with both feet together, jumping on one foot only, and other fitness competencies. Great job Dani! As an idea, maybe including a sack-race would be fun; I know she has been trying to do it at home and I think she would enjoy the competition with her colleagues.
Laura & Rad
Firstly we feel very fortunate that Archie attends on all three days with these activities.
He loves the dancing and sport classes! Talks about them when he gets home and remembers the names of songs from the dancing.
I think French has only just begun, and he is getting used to it. A little hard to remember all the phrases but the nouns etc he seems to get quite well. I’m sure he will become quite a fan just like the others.
Both of my children have thoroughly enjoyed dance and drama with Miss Sara. They have always come home and openly shared what they did. Being able to use their imagination is so important.
I think the learn and grow program really helps the children. It compliments what the educators are teaching the children.
Kind regards, Judith
My daughter (aged 2.5yrs) has loved Mr Dani’s Fitness classes at daycare! Each evening after the class and of her own accord, she teaches me some of the things she has learnt in Fitness that day. I have seen her confidence and physical skills develop wonderfully over the past term, particularly her balance and throwing & catching. Thank you so much, Mr Dani!
Learn and Grow Blog
Language (French) Blog #1
My goal as a fitness teacher is to motivate children to become more active and secure within themselves, developing Long-life values through sport and physical activities…