The first 5 years of a child’s life are a period of remarkable growth and development, laying the foundation for their future learning and success. As parents, we play an important role in shaping their educational journey.

When it comes to choosing a Kindergarten option there are two primary options stand out: long day care centres and standalone kindergartens. Understanding the difference between the two will help you and your family make the right choice for your needs, so let us help you.

Key Features: Long Day Care vs. Standalone Kindergarten

Long day care centers cater to a broader age range, typically enroling children from infancy to school age, while standalone kindergartens focus specifically on preparing children for the transition to formal schooling, typically enroling children aged four to six.

Both programs are led by qualified early childhood teachers and adhere to the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. However, long day care facilities, such as ourselves, provide extra advantages like incursion and excursion programs, more flexible hours, and we are open throughout the school holidays. We also offer the advantage of families being able to enrol multiple children at one centre, making it much easier when working out the logistics of dropping your children at daycare and picking them up.

Our Kindergarten Program

At Arden Early Learning we believe in extending learning beyond the classroom, offering enrichment programs that enhance the overall learning experience and foster a love for learning.Our team of experienced and qualified educators ensures each child receives the highest quality care and education, tailored to their individual needs.

Choosing the right early childhood education program for your child is a crucial decision, and Arden Early Learning is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that supports your child’s unique developmental needs.

Our Qld Government Approved Kindergarten Program, led by our Early Childhood Teacher has been designed to give children the best start to their school-life, and hit the ground running.

We’ve built connections with the local schools and organise for regular excursions to nearby schools and school events. We don’t only prepare children to be school-ready, we teach then valuable life skills such as:

  • Independence Social Skills
  • Emotional Development Resilience
  • Self-help abilities
  • Social Skills
  • Resilience