We are aware that when a child first attends school, it involves a great deal of change for them and their family. To help ease this transition, our educators will always discuss starting school in a positive manner that reinforces a healthy attitude toward the transition and provide opportunities for discussion and reassurance.
Our curriculum incorporates school readiness experiences such as lunch box days, school uniform show & tell, and taking part in progressive independence necessary for big school.
This is done over the course of their time in our preschool room, allowing children to grow, learn and develop in their own way with assistance. We don’t believe in a crash course in school readiness. We believe in adopting practices that are incorporated into everyday that strengthen children’s readiness for school.
TRANSITION TO SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
Transitioning to school is such an important time and is one of the biggest milestones for children and families. Forming strong relationships between early childhood settings and schools before children start kindergarten assists in ensuring a smooth transition. This also allows for information sharing between families and primary school settings prior to commencement.
As part of our Transition to School Program, our services host school readiness workshops for families in the month of June and again in September. Guest speakers to the workshop may include a School Principal or Kindergarten teacher. Our speakers are all sourced within our local community.
The workshop not only provides parents with information for a smooth transition, but also information needed in the decision making process in sending your child to kindergarten.
We will also provide information on how you can support at home, your child/rens readiness for school in conjunction with what they are learning at Little Graces.
“NSW TRANSITION TO SCHOOL STATEMENT”
The NSW transition to school statement is prepared by educators with input from children and families. The NSW Transition to School Statement is given to your child’s teacher the following year. It consists of important information to help your child have a successful start to school.
Our services hold this very special event for our school leavers at the end of the year. Our Graduation celebration marks this special time in our children’s lives as we all come together to celebrate the end of an amazing year we have had.