What is the difference between Sessional Kinder and Kinder integrated in long day care?
Sessional Kindergarten is a one-to-two-year program for three and four-year old children. Notably, sessional Kinder generally operates on specified session times. Often, these are in three to five-hour blocks over two-to-three days per week.
Integrated Kinder is a Kinder program that is delivered within a Long Day Care (LDC) Centre.
LDC Centres are centre-based early learning services provided by childcare professionals (Educators) for children as young as six weeks old to school age (six years old in Victoria). LDC Centres operate longer hours than sessional Kindergartens, opening as early as 6am and closing as late as 7pm. Ultimately, this accommodates working and/or studying parents and guardians. These Centres will generally offer an integrated Kinder program which is guided by Bachelor qualified teachers across the week for our three and four-year-old children.
For more detail, check out our blog post on the topic.