Baler Early Learning Program


As part of the BHP funded Early Years Program, Baler Primary School provides a school Early Learning Program (previously known as Baler Playgroup) for children and their families from 0-4 years of age. The main purpose of the program is to support parents to develop the skills of enhancing early literacy and number as their child’s first teacher. This program links in with other health services to ensure each child is supported in their developmental journey. Families are encouraged to become familiar with the school grounds, get to know the teacher and be involved in school programs to build early relationships with the school.

The Early Learning Program is run by a Kindergarten teacher who has been trained in an Abecedarian/3A approach and supported by a parent committee. The 3A approach is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five.

This approach focuses on:

-Language priority

-Learning games to develop skills

-Conversational reading (encouraging back and forth communication)

-Enriched caregiving (Learning how to add educational content to daily routines of care)

WHEN: Every Thursday and Friday during school terms

TIME: 8:15am-10:15am

WHERE: Sandpiper 8- Baler Primary School. Baler Close, South Hedland

COST: Free! You will need to register for a session to attend and it is subject to availability.

For more information please find us on Primary School Early Learning Program or contact the Early Learning Program Teacher and Coordinator, Kelsie Dunnage by email, or phone 91728400

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