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Enrol your child in a group program during school term

The following group sessions will take please in our centres in Mill Park, Greensborough and Brunswick during the school Term 3 period.

School Readiness

This is an opportunity for preschool aged children preparing for their transition to primary school. This group targets goals around communication and social interactions with peers, building independence in self-care routines and fine and gross motor development. It is run by our education specialists.

More about our School Readiness program

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Program details:

  • Location: MCM Norparrin Centre, 152 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park VIC 3082
    Directions
  • 6 x 2 hour sessions during Term 3
  • Day to be confirmed
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Busy Fingers

This group aims to support children transitioning to school in 2022/23 who require support in the areas of fine motor skill development. Sessions will include activities to prepare children’s bodies to enable them to sit and attend for learning. Goals for the group:

  • Interacting with peers
  • Learn to follow simple instructions
  • Turn taking and practicing learning to wait
  • Introducing visual supports into children’s play
  • Children will practice both gross motor and fine motor skills through playful experiences.

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Program details:

  • Location: MCM Norparrin Centre, 152 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park VIC 3082
    Directions
  • 6 x 1 hour sessions during Term 3
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • One parent per child is required to stay during each session.

 

 

Early Play

This group aims to share the importance of play in children’s development through a range of activities and routines in a group-based setting. Goals for the group:

  • Learning how children communicate and how to encourage early communication development through play.
  • Learning the importance of following children’s lead in play.
  • Begin to recognise children’s interests and how to use these to motivate and engage them in meaningful interactions
  • Participating in small group music and story time
  • Parents and children having fun learning together by sharing activities and experiences.

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Program details:

  • Location: MCM Kalparrin Centre, 1 Kalparrin Avenue, Greensborough, 3088

    Directions

  • 6 x 2 hour sessions during Term 3
  • Monday: 9:30am to 11:30am
  • One parent per child is required to stay during each session

 

 

Dungeons and dragons

Players use roleplay as a medium to go on adventures, playing as fantasy characters like wizards, barbarians, rangers, rogues, and druids. There's no limit to the imagination! Goals for the group:

  • Improve social skills and communication skills
  • Practice cooperation, negotiation, turn taking, and problem-solving skills
  • Develop imaginative play and empathy .

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Program details:

  • Location: MCM Kalparrin Centre, 1 Kalparrin Avenue, Greensborough, 3088

    Directions

  • 6 x 1 hour sessions during Term 3
  • Monday: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Suitable for children of any age with an interest in creativity and roleplay games.
  • No experience necessary – beginners welcome.

 

How to enrol

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of these sessions, please download our enrolment form below and email it to ecisgroups@mcm.org.au or contact our Central Support Team on 1800 343 287 for more information.

What to bring

  • Healthy snack
  • Water bottle
  • Warm clothing/Hat

Important information for all groups

  • Sessions are staffed by our highly experienced specialist teachers or allied health Speech/Occupational Therapists, who make active play fun for all.
  • Following each session, staff will document how each child participated and worked towards set goals. At the end of the group, families will receive a summary report, detailing children's progress to use for NDIS reviews.

Cost

  • Places are limited.
  • The cost of the group is split between the number of the children in the group. This means you will need to confirm your place in the group two weeks before it starts.
  • Groups are billed as a Program of Support. As stated in the Program of Supports, when you enrol in a group program, you will be charged for all scheduled sessions., regardless of how many sessions your child attends. Group program charges will apply 14 days before the program is due to commence. If you cancel with more that 14 days’ notice, you will not be charged.

Find out more about our Early Childhood Intervention Services and what we offer.

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