School Readiness, what do we cover.
Kindergarten is by far the most important year of schooling in a child’s life. It is the foundation of all learning to come and a strong start in this first year can have a lasting impact long after Kindergarten has finished.
This is also usually the magical year when a child begins to read aloud all by themselves! School readiness is about ensuring that the ‘nuts and bolts’ of learning are mastered so that Kindergarten is a wonderful year that a child actually enjoys. Some of these basics may be things like letter-sound knowledge, simple addition and subtraction, punctuation and sentence structure, pencil grip, understanding simple fractions and patterns or simply learning how to work independently after following instructions.
All children develop differently so no two school readiness programs should be the same. Sometimes it is the case that a child is found to be working well above Kindergarten level and needs to be given additional learning enrichment and opportunities.
School readiness is also invaluable for those parents who are unsure if their child should start school early or delay entry until the following year.