School Readiness Program

School Readiness Program

Program Basis

Starting school is an important time for children and families. Children who make a positive start to school are more likely to feel valued, motivated to learn and develop good relationships with others.

Starting school is not just about the first day or first week. It’s a process that begins for some children and families 1-2 years before. Our role is to support your child through the process, preparing them to cope with the new challenges by developing their social, emotional and learning skills. Supporting your child’s skills in these areas contributes to their mental health and wellbeing. They then become better learners, have stronger relationships and are better able to meet life’s challenges.

What Your Child Will Learn?

  • Cognitive (Literacy, Numeracy, Concepts)
  • Communication (Receptive, following instructions in noisy environment, expressive eg., conversational, listening and expanding)
  • Social (Interpersonal, following social rules, teacher relations, peer relations; self-help/independence (buying food, mealtime, personal hygiene, dressing, awareness of safety, use of money, getting needs met, time concept, organisation)

What You Will Learn?

There will be one session for parents to understand expectations of primary school setting, to ask questions and to review the themes taught during this program, with practical suggestions for parents to continue to reinforce these skills as our children make that big transition to primary one.

What The Program Offers?

  • Small and conducive classes for your child
  • Held twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 11am or Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm

Tools and Techniques Used?

  • Small student-teacher ratio
  • Role play of primary school setting
  • Visual supports and social stories/scripts
  • Sensory and behavioral strategies and support
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Carryover activities/parent tips
  • Parent education and support
  • Individualised goals to suit the needs of each child

Who Can Benefit?

Any child with special needs transiting to Primary School in the following years.

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