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 not just from early care and learning environments, but often 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 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 referred for therapeutic support who have simply not transitioned well into Prep.
Primary audience. Children transitioning to Prep. Additional Training and Support available to parents, educators and other Early Childhood Professionals.
Delivery mode: Direct Model. Using 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 with children in a group setting to support transition into School. 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 6 weeks. Total 18 hours. Parent/Educator training in 2 x 2 hour blocks. Or 1 x 4 hour block. Total 4 hours. Contact us for further information.