Development & Progress Reports
In addition to teachers capturing observations of your child and the normal feedback and updates the teachers provide every day at pick-up time, parents are updated about their child’s time in Pre-School with our secure Konnect Parent App. Konnect is a wonderful tool that enables childcare staff to write a journal about your child’s day and communicate it to you – all at the touch of a button.
Your child’s Pre-School journey will be shared with you in the early summer of each year during an informal Parent Meeting. These meetings are an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s development in more detail, to share any issues or concerns you may have and to enjoy looking at the amazing progress your child will have made over the previous months and weeks.
Every child is an individual who will develop in specific ways at their own pace.
The developmental milestones for toddlers and pre-schoolers cover seven key areas. The key abilities and processes required for these are carefully developed and supported throughout all areas of our Pre-School Curriculum. It is important to acknowledge, however, that every child is an individual who will develop in specific ways at their own pace.
Some young pre-schoolers may still be developing their older toddler skills whilst others may be considerably more advanced. Toddlers are defined as children from ages 18 months to 3 years old, so we always keep in mind that the activities we offer must be appropriate for the whole range of skills in this toddler/pre-school age group – providing opportunities for all children to develop and experience success.
As a basic guide, the following examples are based on general developmental milestones for 3-4-year-olds.