The preschool (for children 2 - 5 years) offers free play throughout the day, with a variety of learning experiences inside and outside based on children’s interests and abilities. Music and Movement, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Dramatic Play, Sensory and Gross Motor Play are just some of what is offered during each day.
8.00am Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre opens
Greet children, parents, whanau and staff as they arrive.
Free play with a variety of learning experiences inside and outside based on children's interests and abilities.
Toileting and nappies as required.
Active Kids on a Tuesday at Lincoln University Recreation Centre (music, gross motor and tactile experiences for preschoolers).
Free play with a variety of learning experiences inside and outside based on children's interests and abilities, including project work.
12.30pm Start of afternoon session
Tidy up time inside and outside, all children encouraged to help.
Toileting & nappies continue as required.
5.00pm Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre closes
Please note sometimes child initiated activities over-ride these routines
Just Playing (a poem)
"When I'm building in the block room, please don't say I'm "Just Playing". For you see, I'm learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday.
When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, Or caring for the babies, don't get the idea I'm "Just Playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play; I may be a mother or a father someday.
When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or moulding and shaping clay, please don't let me hear you say, "He is Just Playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm expressing myself and being creative. I may be an artist or an inventor someday.
When you see me sitting in a chair "reading" to an imaginary audience, please don't laugh and think I'm "Just Playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I may be a teacher someday.
When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I Just Played", please don't misunderstand me. For you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I'm preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and my work is play."
- Author unknown