Preschool Program/ School Readiness
At Kidz on the Avenue, we provide a Transition to School Program that supports and allows for children to cope with new challenges. We nurture and provide learning opportunities to develop their social and emotional development, independence and a love for learning.
Our Transition to School Program is incorporated into our services’ daily routines. Our Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) curriculum closely observes and responds to children’s interests and needs, providing opportunities for skill development. We support children’s literacy and numeracy skills and harness the children’s natural curiosity with letters and numbers through play based learning. We also provide programs throughout the year to further support our children’s transition from the early childhood setting to primary school.
Transitioning to school is such an important time and is one of the biggest milestones for children and families. Forming strong relationships between early childhood settings and schools before children start kindergarten assists in ensuring a smooth transition. This also allows for information sharing between families and primary school settings prior to commencement.
As part of our Transition to School Program, our service has built partnerships with our local schools. Each year School Liaison Programs are in place at our service. This program provides the children a learning experience of primary school. The School Liaison Program is planned for a few visits to the schools on alternate days once a week.
- Playground visit
- Classroom visit
- Library visit
- Assembly and school hall visit
- School office and sick bay visit
“Commencing Kindergarten Booklet”
This booklet is completed by our educators and child consisting information about your child’s developmental level and interests at our service. The booklet can be shared with your child’s primary school teacher and will assist them in learning more about your child’s developmental stage.
Our service holds this very special event for our school leavers at the end of the year. Our Graduation/ End of year ceremony is held at the local Civic Theatre in the month of December in Hurstville as this celebration marks this special time in our children’s lives, we all come together to celebrate the end of an amazing year that we have had.