The school readiness program at Grace Village involves strengthening your child’s social & emotional development and independence skills through a wide range of activities designed to enhance their auditory, visual and tactile senses.
Children in the year prior to starting school will be exposed to more structured forms of activities regarding pre-writing, pre-reading, clarifying activities and simple maths.
Children are encouraged to put their bags on a hook at arrival, sign in on arrival & sign out on departure, choose activities that are interest based, participate in the daily program, care for their own belongings and socialise with their peers and educators.
Our aim is to establish an environment for your child that is stimulating and that supports our educationally sound program. It includes a wide variety of daily experiences. We provide a safe, secure and happy centre, which benefits all children.
As we establish a strong relationship with your child, we are then able to provide experiences that are based on individual interests and needs.
At Grace Village we aim for our Preschool-aged children to achieve the following before transitioning to Primary School:
Self Help Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills
Our entire day at Grace Village is used as preparation for your child’s school readiness
Our school readiness program includes:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics):
Developing skills based around the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
Encourage children to become naturally curious and ask questions.
Develop foundations of scientific learning through inquiry and exploration.
Encourages developmentally appropriate instruction as children explore the world around them.
Preschoolers (ages 3-5) are naturally inquisitive and are openly welcome to the possibilities and nature of learning. This learning age is important for developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
In the past, learning was taught via book, a blackboard, and some chalk. Today, the world is a faster and more dynamic place, with ever-changing advances in technology.
The way we view the world is in a constant state of change. The interactive nature of physically touching a screen that responds to that touch, both visually and through sound, is a unique learning platform that opens many doors when it comes to learning and education.
The use of iPads has a variety of benefits when incorporated into an educational preschool program including:
Exposure to words, sentences and sounds with languages other than English.
The opportunity to recognise sounds and develop concepts of language.
Learn ICT skills through hands-on experience using the device.
Increased confidence in incorporating language learning and using digital technology in our daily routines.
The opportunity for family and community members to share their cultures.