April 10, 2024

KICPOD: Everything you need to know about kindergarten – KICBUMP with Catharine Hydon

If you haven’t been to kinder since you were IN kinder, you’ve probably forgotten what it’s all about and what the big deal is. So as Harvey gets closer to kindergarten age, Steph speaks with early childhood consultant Catharine Hydon about all things kindergarten. 

They talk the big things, like: what do our kids actually learn at kinder, how does it help them transition to school, and how is my kid developing emotionally and social at that age? And the little things, like: how early do I have to enrol, dealing with tears at drop off, and does my kid need to be fully toilet trained to attend? 

Thanks to the Victorian Government Department of Education for making this episode of KICBUMP possible

Check out The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority https://www.acecqa.gov.au/
Check out Raising Children Network https://raisingchildren.net.au/
Learn more about Catharine https://www.hydonconsulting.com/profile 

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