What is School Readiness?
Within the first six years of life the foundation for knowledge and skills required for school happen.
At Centres for Early Learning we have a School Readiness Education Curriculum that helps prepare children for their school years.
Our Preschool, Kindergarten and School Age Education Curriculums are designed with School Readiness goals in mind. We teach children the fundamentals they will learn in school, such as personal and social development, language, math, science and technology, health and physical activity and arts.
How is School Readiness implemented?
In our Infant and Toddler Education Curriculums we practice language and social skills with teachers interacting and speaking with the children, and consistently using repetition and rhyming.
Through the use of visuals we allow children to connect words to a visual picture or symbol, thus supporting the development of memory skills, symbol and picture recognition and extending and enhancing language development. As children grow with the Education Curriculum, in each developmental age group we offer a variety of activities to support their success in school. Children are encouraged to help each other, problem solve, and care for their environment. Teachers allow children to develop self-help skills by encouraging them to dress themselves, serve themselves, make choices, take on leadership opportunities in the classroom and learn through their daily experiences.
How does Jolly Phonics support School Readiness?
Jolly Phonics is a curriculum designed to assist children with their reading and writing skills. Children are taught the main 42 sounds of the English language (not just the alphabet sounds). With this knowledge they are guided through stages of blending sounds to form words and then to reading. At the same time they are taught to write by identifying the sounds in words and relating the letters.