As the children approach school age, it is important for them to understand what going to school is about.
Some of the children have been attending the Centre since they were a few months old. Many have been at the Centre for more than half of their life so to enter school is a very big moment in their lives and part of the Centre’s job is to make the transition to school as smooth as possible.
The program for transitioning to school will take place throughout the year prior to school entry of each child. An information session for parents whose children will be attending school is conducted early each year. Where possible local primary schools are contacted and a speaker is sometimes available for the evening.
The Centre encourages parents to discuss with the Director of the Centre or the child’s educators any apprehensions or concerns they may have with their child starting school. For example, some parents may be unsure if their child is ready for school, depending on what date the child’s birthday falls and their level of maturity.
The preschool educators overseen by the Team Leader who has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will provide a range of experiences which link to the learning outcomes of the NSW Department of Education.