School Readiness

School Readiness Program

At Anchorage Early Learning we are passionate about preparing your child for school. Essentially, school preparation begins whenever your child commences at the centre, no matter what their age, as they follow routines and policies set in place by Anchorage Early Learning. Our aim is to build your child to develop the skills and independence to be lifelong learners.

Play based learning is still the foundation behind the teaching that happens in the Preschool room. However, the children in this room are challenged at a more in depth level that prepares them for Kindergarten. With curriculums developed by an Early Childhood Teacher and a Primary Trained Teacher. The curriculum is based around the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) as well as using the Australian Curriculum that is used in Kindergarten. Based upon the curriculum the children will follow the seven key learning areas that are followed in the Kindergarten classroom:

Key Learning Areas

1

Literacy experiences

2

Numeracy investigations

3

Science & Technology

4

History

5

Geography

6

Creative Arts (including Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts)

7

Personal Development/ PDHPE

An excursion to the local primary school is something that will be arranged throughout the year. Some of the things our preschool educators will help your child to do are:

  • Express their needs
  • Toileting independently
  • Play cooperatively with other children
  • Have new experiences
  • Adapt to unfamiliar settings
  • Sit still to listen and follow instructions
  • Participate in imaginative play
  • Finish task and tidy afterwards
  • Answer and ask simple questions
  • Use books for enjoyment by looking at pictures
  • Uses pens, pencils, textas,paint brushes to draw, scribble or to write
  • Joins in signing songs
  • Use scissors
  • Exposure to new ideas and concepts

Extra-curricular activities will be an important part of our centre and available to your child throughout the year. Please look at our Specialised Programs section. We are always looking for new and exciting extra programs and value your feedback on this.

Kindergarten is an important step in your child’s life and Anchorage Early Learning will do all that they can to accommodate and prepare your child for this exciting new chapter of their life. Your child will grow socially and emotionally in the preschool room. Their fine motor and gross motor skills will develop through play. They will be able to think, respond and recognise language and extend their communication skills, whilst continually building their self-confidence and creativity.