What Is Kindergarten School Readiness Programme?
School readiness refers to whether a child can easily and successfully transition into primary school.
School readiness encompasses several vital dimensions:
- language and literacy,
- thinking skills,
- self-control, and
- physical and social-emotional skills.
These capacities usually emerge during the earliest years of a child’s life. They provide a good foundation for kindergarten readiness and later academic success during primary and secondary schooling.
Many assume that school readiness is primarily about academics, such as a child’s reading, writing, speaking, counting, and comprehension abilities.
While these are important, school readiness refers to a broader range of skills, as mentioned above.For example, students need to understand limits and how to communicate needs appropriately and wants (self-control/ regulation).
The students need the concentration to sit still during lessons for long periods and the social skills to interact with peers. School readiness also relates to sharing and taking turns, listening and asking questions, and working well with others.
Who can benefit from Kindergarten Readiness program?
The characteristics exhibited will differ from child to child but may include the following:
– Weak expressive and receptive language skills.
– Difficulties in reading and writing.
– Limited play skills and the inability to have new people or play items in their play.
– Being unable to interact well with peers inside and outside the classroom.
– Need help to follow instructions when carrying out day-to-day activities.-
– Struggling to complete tasks at the same timespan as most of their peers.
– Struggling to manage feelings such as disappointment and frustration without becoming aggressive or withdrawn.
– Being disinterested in learning and participating in classroom activities.
– A resistance to guidance and being taught new skills.
What Does The Kindergarten Readiness Program Offer?
Starting a kindergarten class in a school is an important time for children and families. Children who begin positively in school are more likely to feel valued, motivated to learn and develop good relationships with others.
Our role is to support the child through the process, preparing them to cope with the new challenges by developing their social, emotional, and learning skills. Helping the child’s skills improves their mental health and well-being.
This specialized developmental program aims to help the child get ready for formal school in these areas:
- improve following classroom rules and routines
- remediate academics skills
- improve focus and attention
- build organization skills and
- foster social-emotional skills
Benefits of Kindergarten Readiness Program
Benefits of Kindergarten Readiness Program
The child will learn the following:
- cognitive (literacy, numeracy, concepts)
- communication (receptive, following instructions in a noisy environment, expressive, e.g., 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, organization)
Features Of The Kindergarten Readiness Program
- 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
- individualized goals to suit the needs of each child
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CUSTOMISED TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Our Multi-disciplinary team(BCBA, Occupational Therapist and Speech-Language Pathologists are available to host customised training workshops at any School, Pre-school, Daycare or any other center.
Our workshop presentations can be customised to suit your needs, some ideas may include:
- Identifying autistic behaviours, thinking and communication styles in students/children.
- Strategies for managing a variety of neurodiverse thinking, communicating and interaction styles.
- Support strategies and options for autistic students.
- Strategies for engaging autistic children and teens.
- Understanding different social interaction styles.
- Sensory and sensitivity awareness.
- Learning strategies for autistic children and teens.
We offer 1/2 day, full day, and multi-day workshops.