Preschoolers are aged from 4-5 years old and are learning at the speed of light. Children in this age group are beginning to explore and develop their own thoughts about how the world works and what their place is within their community. Preschoolers are able to begin attending kindergarten locally where they can practice and develop their skills within the kindergarten environment. For further information about preschoolers and attending kindergarten, click here.
Your child is now developing more socially, has real friendships and understands the causes of feelings. Physically they are much more coordinated in high energy activities such as running and climbing and may have progressed to riding a tricycle.
All children develop at different rates; however, in this age range there are some skills that are especially important for your child’s self-esteem and learning. For example, being able to speak clearly is important in order to be understood by others (DEECD, 2011). For further information, click here
The City of Greater Dandenong, Family and Children's Services can assist families with information, support and referrals to further assistance. For further information about:
- Best Start Programmes;
- Family Day Care;
- Long Day Care;
- Preschool Field Officers to assist children beingincluded in a funded kindergarten program;
- Inclusion Support Facilitators to assist early years services with including children in service;
- Family Support Services - Counselling, Parenting Support...
- Maternal & Child Health.
For further information about:
- Out of School Hours Care;
- Occasional Care;
- Vacation Care;
- Toy Libraries
Click here for a list of local Family & Children's Services available services available: Family & Children's Services Directory
Click here for a list of further community services available within the City of Greater Dandenong: Greater Dandenong Family & Children's Services Directory.
For a copy of the City of Greater Dandenong Community Diary for services available for families and children, click here
For translation assistance, contact Local Council Offices or contact Family & Children's Services, ph: (03) 9767 0817.
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