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POSITIVE TRANSITIONS TO SCHOOL

(SCHOOL READINESS)

Older Preschoolers are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime in school.

Children begin learning essential life skills from the moment when they first walk through the doors of Imagine Early Learning. The last year of pre-school is the time when these skills are honed and refined so that children can hop, skip and jump into kindergarten with confidence. This is achieved through small-group teaching, whole-group activities and independent play in an organised environment.

THE OVERALL AIMS OF OUR SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM ARE TO HELP AND SUPPORT CHILDREN TO:

  • Develop a high level of self confidence in starting school
  • Have effective social skills to interact with confidence with peers and teachers
  • Be able to ask for help and ask questions whenever necessary
  • Develop self-help skills in dressing, toileting, opening lunch boxes, looking after belongings and so on
  • Listen and follow instructions
  • Handle change in an emotionally secure manner (this includes handling separation anxiety)
  • Have good eye-hand coordination skills (handling a scissor, correct pencil grip, using a ruler and so on)

Acquire basic understanding in numeracy and literacy concepts. In conjunction with the curriculum areas described in the Preschool Program, during the second half of the year before children commence school we also incorporate the following specific school readiness activities:

  • Talking with children about school and encouraging them to ask questions or voice their concerns about school
  • Arranging visits to local schools
  • Inviting kindergarten children to come and talk with our preschoolers about their experience of school
  • Reading stories about starting school.
  • Including school props such as uniforms, bags, lunch boxes and chalk boards in dramatic play areas
  • Supporting children to develop their self-help and social skills – looking after the belongings, being able to have the confidence to asking for help when necessary, resolving conflicts with peers, self-help skills in dressing, toileting, opening lunch boxes etc

During this time, we work closely with families to ensure that there is consistency between home and the centre. As well as having one-on-one discussions with families, we also plan information evenings to discuss school readiness. Kindergarten teachers from local schools are invited to the information sessions to answer questions from families.

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SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

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