School Readiness Programme

The School Room Programme is an extension programme for four year olds to assist children's readiness for school. This programme focuses primarily on early literacy and numeracy. Self help skills are also emphasised so that children are able to be as independent as possible when they start school. The skills include tasks such as tying shoes, dressing, keeping belongings together, turn taking, listening, following instructions, and personal organisation skills.

Children are involved in individual and group exercises: science experiments, baking, seriation (e.g. maths concepts, size, shape, colour etc), recognising numbers/ letters, writing names, memory games, nature hikoi, music & drama, news sharing, fine motor skills and games, puzzles and patterns.

Each child has a scrap book which is used for writing and collation of their learning activities. At Kindy Cottage we use learning portfolios to record each child's learning and development, this is available in both hard copy and securely online through Educa.