Ashfield Early Learning Centre aims to provide a rich and engaging school readiness program.
Preparing the year before school can be a daunting experience for families and this is where our school readiness program can help your child be ready for the first year of school and set life long foundation for early literacy and numeracy.
We believe that school readiness program should not only focus on academic learning, but more importantly we need to focus on children’s ability to manage conflict, their big emotions or risks when they face bigger sociality and community.
Starting school is an exciting time of a child’s life and the families. We are committed in supporting and promoting a play based and fun approach.
Preparing children for school
Emotional and Social Development:
Children who are entering school will need to be able to separate from their parents with ease and cope with change and spontaneous events throughout the day (e.g. a new relief teacher at kindergarten). This is really important for a successful transition from preschool to school.
Children also need to demonstrate basic problem solving and conflict resolution skills with their peers. They will have the basic skills to initiate play with their peers, interact in socially acceptable ways and communicate their needs and wishes during work and play. Working alongside others in small and large groups is also an important social skill for children entering school.
Self Help Skills will include:
Independent toileting and hand washing, taking care of their own belongings such as a hat, drink bottle and lunch box, unwrapping lunches, putting on and off socks and shoes and dressing themselves.
Language and Music Group Times:
Your children will participate in a variety of small and large group experiences throughout the day. We focus on the children participating and interacting with their peers co-operatively, focusing and attending, listening and following instructions and contributing towards the group experience, placing their hand in the air when they wish to talk to the teacher and waiting their turn.