Transition To School
At Grace Village we consider the whole school day to be part of our Transition to School Program.
Children are encouraged to put their bags on a hook, to sign in and out on arrival, choose experiences that are interest-based, participate in the daily program, care for their own belonging and socialise with peers and staff.
Our School Readiness Activities
Social & Emotional Development
The school readiness program is full of activities designed to increase children’s independence, further developing their confidence and abilities.
Educators will encourage children to play a responsible role in the classroom & the wider community.
Children will learn to solve problems using words, cooperation becomes a key focus during this year as 4-5-year-olds are developmentally ready to work together.
Language & Literacy
Containing activities that will promote pre-literacy skills, the program includes letter recognition, book handling skills and comprehension through stories.
Your child will be immersed in a print-rich environment, surrounded by high-quality literature, which will provide children with opportunities to increase their language and communication skills.
Their vocabulary and appreciation for storytelling will grow as they listen and share a wide range of educational books from our library.
Numeracy & Science
At Grace Village Early Learning Centre we focus on maths and science concepts through play as part of our learning philosophy.
In numeracy, your child will practice important maths skills such as classifying, identifying shapes and numbers, counting and measurements. They will explore the concepts of time, money and weight.
In science, educators will provide many hands-on opportunities to explore technology & robotics, sustainability, spatial concepts, patterns, data, earth science, biology science, chemical science & physical science.
Creative Arts & Music
Creativity provides children with the opportunity to express their ideas and feelings. It offers an outlet for children to cope with issues, understand and acknowledge their emotions.
It allows for the development of a strong sense of identity. It enables children to develop problem-solving skills that will help them throughout their lifetime.
Most importantly creativity encourages children to experiment with who they are, to unleash hidden talents and to embrace their individuality.
Creativity in children can be encouraged through play in areas including art & craft, music, reading, writing, science, imaginative play, role-playing, nature, storytelling, discussions and debates.
Understanding Our World
Children will discover there are a large number of cultural similarities rather than differences in our world.
Our program helps explain the world in which we live. There is a strong focus on social collaboration between children, families and Grace Village.
Families use Xplor as a tool to communicate and share their stories, achievements and cultural celebrations.
Gross Motor & Fine Motor Development
Mastering both fine and gross motor skills are important for children’s growth and independence. Having first-class motor control helps children explore the world around them and also helps with their cognitive & social development.
At Grace Village, we will provide opportunities to develop coordination, muscle strength and teamwork (via activities such as soccer). Skills such as scissor control, hand preference, pencil grip, hand-eye coordination and most importantly brain communication.
The goal of our School Readiness program is for children to:
Discover more about our school readiness program
Join our Centre Director for a 30 minute guided tour of Grace Village Early Learning and find out more about your child’s transition to school