Early Childhood Programs and Incursions
'Each week we look forward to 'Lynda Day'!"
Lynda has been working within our early childhood service since 2017. During this time she has built respectful, reciprocal relationships with children, families, and staff members. Each week we look forward to “Lynda day”. Lynda is enthusiastic and passionate about her role in our service and incorporates children’s current interests into her music program, which educators can then extend further! It has been great to see children’s confidence and involvement grow as they explore their bodies, music, and a variety of skills, within a fun, inclusive, and supportive environment. Thank you Lynda for all the fabulous work you do (and will continue to do for us at HEY).
Abbie - Educational Leader,
Hawthorn Early Years
The All The Doo Dah Day Program has been specifically designed to meet all learning outcomes and practice principles of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework for example improving the children’s social and emotional wellbeing (Outcome 3), helping children develop dispositions for learning such as confidence and creativity (Outcome 4) and helping children transfer/adapt their learning to different contexts. Music is becoming more and more recognised as an important tool for learning. Brain tests have revealed that music alters brain waves, making the brain more receptive to learning. Music can also support early literacy and numeracy as it helps children:
Become familiar with sound and rhythm patterns;
Learn language patterns, remember new words, stories;
Develop phonological and phonemic awareness;
Develop clear pronunciation;
Develop pathways in the brain for word processing.
Our main aim is for the program is to make learning music relevant to the children’s experiences and something that will help to improve their confidence, resilience and sense of wonder. Our program is designed to take into account the children’s emerging interests and to improve their social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Our programs incorporate literacy and numeracy concepts as well as work on gross and fine motor skills. A key to the program is engendering a sense of community and respect for diversity.
All the Doo Dah Day offers a variety of programs tailored to the tastes of the children. Children will learn songs, play instruments, learn dances, tell their own stories and learn new concepts inspired by their interests.
Educators can choose from the following programs. Generous discounts are applied for bookings for multiple groups or sessions, and we can let you know exact costs upon enquiry. We are happy to tailor any solution to your budget and needs. Just ask!
Face to Face Programs
45 minute incursion
Tailored to the emergent curriculum in your service. Great as a taster for our longer programs. Discounts applied for multiple groups.
4 week program
For services with a limited budget who still want to engage children on a meaningful level and allow All The Doo Dah Day time to get to know the children and start to generally tailor sessions to their broad interests.
10 week program
Our most popular option for sessional kindergartens - a term long program that allows for complete engagement of all stakeholders and for All The Doo Dah Day to follow the children and really listen to their voices. This program is completely transformative for all participants, children and educators alike. Prices as low as $100 per session when booking multiple groups. Please ask for a tailored program.
Our most popular option for child care centres and ELCs. This allows for music to be embedded into the day to day programs of the services and also for the creation of a genuine community of learners between All The Doo Dah Day, educators, children and their families. Programs run weekly and generous discounts of up to 50% off session prices apply for multi-group ongoing bookings, making our ongoing programs our most cost effective option. Prices can go as low as $60 per session per group and are dependent on size of service, frequency of sessions and number of children.
family day care
Unfortunately we no longer provide in-home services for Family Day Care operators, however, Lynda@Home is perfect for FDC operators and children to join in the doo dah fun at Family Day Care!
Especially for Covid-19 restrictions but also after its all over for regional kinders or kinders on a tight budget, get the same benefits as our face to face classes in our specially curated online programs. Guaranteed engagement of children, families and educators plus guidance notes on all the learning and opportunities for extension so you never have to worry about documentation. For LIVE fully interactive classes in Lynda's Zoom Room click here or the Together We Doo Dah Kinder Program that can be shared with families click here!
If you want to see your students mesmerised by a program and parents reporting that “little Jack is now singing at home when he never did before” then All the Doo Dah Day is the best choice for your next incursion.