Intergenerational Program – 4 Year Old Program

In 2019 Rangeview Pre-School introduced a wonderful new Intergenerational Program as part of its 4 year old sessions.

Unfortunately, we had to suspend the program in early 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, we are making plans to resume this program when it is deemed possible.

The Intergenerational Program brings the children together with senior members of the community to form fun and meaningful relationships, and provides opportunities for the different generations to share experiences, knowledge and skills that are mutually beneficial.

Research has proven that these interactions can have fantastic benefits for each generation, with children having a better sense of where they’ve come from and older participants showing an increase in positivity and improvements in health. It is run in partnership with Regis by the Lake Blackburn, where the children attend regular sessions each term. Together with the residents, they participate in play-based experiences, as well as music and movement.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw