At Sandringham Children's Centre we run a health and physical education program designed for children aged 3-5 years and catering for children from all backgrounds and abilities. The program is educational as well as being LOADS OF FUN! Our coaches will provide all the required equipment.

The program uses the The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and is structured to achieve five learning outcomes:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators

In working towards achieving these learning outcomes, the program integrates three major components:

Physical Education

  • Developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Stretching techniques and warming up
  • Gaining knowledge of a variety of sports and games
  • Familiarising children with a wide variety of sports equipment
  • Complex body movements
  • Developing a passion for exercise and sport

Health

  • Healthy eating choices
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hydration & Nutrition
  • Discovering ways to be active

 

Social Development

  • Achieving goals & encouraging others
  • Teamwork and interacting with peers
  • Preparing children for primary school life
  • Fair play - Sportsmanship and sharing
  • Learning to play safely & in a non-competitive environment
  • Developing self confidence & learning through play
  • Tying in with events and happenings of the wider community