A week of fun

THE children and families at Alasan Cottage Preschool and Mulgoa Preschool are very excited about the events planned for Child Care Week 2012, from September 24 to 28.

Owner Vicki Skoulogenis says they have been planning all year to make this week as memorable as possible for the children.

"The staff are very enthusiastic about celebrating Child Care Week next week at the Preschool," she said. "They have placed a lot of effort into this week as they are submitting their ideas and the children's efforts in the Child Care Week Industry Awards for Recognition."

Some of the week's events include: art exhibition, planting in the new vegetable garden, learning to decorate cakes, reading all cultural newspapers, visits from the local butcher, newsagent, doctor, baker and recreating a world of dinosaurs.

To celebrate the success of Child Care Week the preschool will host a disco for the children on Friday night with a barbecue dinner for all.

"We hope this is a great success for our industry, children, staff and our community," Ms Skoulogenis said.

Ms Skoulogenis says Alasan Cottage Preschool and Mulgoa Preschool is the bridge between "preschool' and "big school" for children and parents to cross over confidently.

"Our qualified staff will guide your child through our specially designed school and preschool readiness program in conjunction with the guidelines set out by the NSW Department of Education," she said. "Your child's social skills will be developed through positive playing, turn taking, extending their proficiency in problem solving and honouring diversity."

Ms Skoulogenis says dedicated and caring qualified staff will nurture your child's language with their reading, drama, art and music programs.

"Your child's independence skills will be extended through toileting, dressing, tying shoelaces, unwrapping lunch and taking care of their personal belongings," she said. "Child Care Benefit and 50 per cent tax rebate is now available for all families. So please make an appointment to visit our wonderful service."

Details: Phone: 4773 8312 (Mulgoa Preschool) or 4739 1008 (Alasan Cottage Preschool).

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