3-1/2 years to 6 years
The most important part about school readiness is the social and emotional maturity of your child to be able to cope with the demands of school; being able to listen and follow instruction, work as part of a team, be responsible for their own belongings and have a lifelong love of learning. The school readiness program begins the moment your child commences at any one of TG’s centres.
At TG’s Child Care the school readiness program involves engaging children in more focussed activities, encouraging children to make decisions about the activities they would like to participate in, encouraging children to be curious about the world around them, and inviting children to contribute to the curriculum choices.
The ability for children to communicate with others – through speaking, listening, reading and writing – is essential for success in school and in life. In our Preschool Program, we plan experiences every day to help young children develop these important skills. At TG’s we use songs, rhymes, poems and stories to help children focus on the sounds of language, the foundation for later reading and writing.
At TG’s Child Care, we listen and speak with children. A well-developed vocabulary support reading and writing development. We provide meaningful and enjoyable early experiences, together with positive role models, to provide children with the foundations for their future education.