School readiness program
Starting school is a significant milestone in the life of any child and family. At Sunshine, we provide an enriching environment that supports continuity of learning and positive transitions for each child into formal schooling. We provide a unique, intensive, and highly specialised School Readiness Program in our Preschool room.
Key areas of our school readiness program
Recognition and identification of own name in written form.
Writing own name.
Learning the letters of the alphabet.
Recognition of upper and lower case letters.
Beginning to print the letters of the alphabet.
Learning the sound(s) each letter of the alphabet makes.
Forming letters on a line going from left to right.
Learning numbers 1 – 20.
Beginning to print numbers 1 – 20.
Identification and recognition of primary and secondary colours.
Identification and recognition of different shapes.
Learning the days of the week, months of the year, and seasons.
Hygiene, health, and safety, including dental hygiene, road safety, stranger danger, and sun protective behaviours.
Hold writing implements using correct grip.
Using scissors with safety and control.
Able to use glue.
Using words such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘excuse me.’
Participates in small and large group activities.
Socialises and interacts positively with peers.
Interacting positively and politely with adults.
Putting shoes and socks on without assistance.
Packing and unpacking school bag.
Following through on instructions without constant supervision.
Use the toilet independently.
Sharing and turn-taking skills.
Understands sequence of events.
Draws pictures with details.
Sorts objects according to category.
Demonstrates the concept of opposites.
Can finish a task and tidy up afterwards.