The aim of this program is to support children with their transition to primary school. School entry involves a key transition for all children. This transition is not just to school, but from home, childcare, preschool and kindergarten. It is a transition from small-scale to large-scale interactions, from highly personalised to less personalised relationships, and from environments with a limited range of ages to an institution with children of many ages. It is also a transition to a different learning, education and care paradigm.
How well children are prepared for this transition is important as it impacts on their long-term outcomes. In our clinic work every year we see an influx of children who have not transitioned well into prep.
Primary audience: children transitioning to prep.
Additional training and support are available for parents, educators and other early childhood professionals.
Delivery mode: direct model.
We use an approach that builds on existing skills and knowledge. This program has been created with input from a multi-disciplinary team of allied health practitioners (counsellors, psychologists and occupational therapists) and is implemented by accredited mental health professionals and qualified educators who work with children in a group setting to support the transition into school. The program focuses on enhancing and supporting children’s communication, language, social and emotional wellbeing, access and inclusion.
Time commitment for participants to engage in the program/support: 3-hour block per week over six weeks. Total 18 hours.
Parent/educator training in 2 x 2-hour blocks, or 1 x 4-hour block. Total four hours.
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