RECC's Junior Preschool Room has 17 positions each day, for children aged 2.5 years to 4 years. The children in the Junior Preschool Room are cared for by 5 experienced and qualified childcare professionals, one of whom is the designated qualified Senior Educator.

We believe:

  • that each child is a capable individual who deserves to be treated with respect, kindness and independence, to foster their self-esteem and development.
  • that each child is a competent learner who deserves to have their skills, talents and needs nurtured so that they may build upon and refine their individual knowledge and understandings.
  • that each child should be encouraged to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings in ways they are comfortable with, for example through creative expression and verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • that each child needs to be supported in an environment that nurtures positive relationships, gives each child a sense of security and encourages a strong sense of belonging to the room's community of learners.
  • that all children need to be encouraged and supported as they develop secure and respectful interpersonal relationships and practice and apply different problem solving and social skills.
  • that all children should be encouraged to actively explore and investigate the world around them.