School Readiness Program

We prepare our students with the skills necessary to function independently in the classroom setting.

Learning in a classroom requires a very different set of skills from learning in a one-to-one setting.   Especially the amount of noise and people can be distracting. They have to learn to attend when the teacher isn’t talking to ONLY them. When something isn’t understood, they need to learn to ask for it to be repeated or to ask for help. In addition to pre-academic skills such as reading and writing, we try to prepare our students with some of the softer skills that are pivotal to their success in a classroom. There are many “learning readiness” skills that are not expressly taught in school but are learned incidentally, that provide the foundation for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success throughout the school years.

 

After seeing a deficit in children trying to transition to the mainstream classroom, Be Change centre team created a new and innovative program called the ‘School Readiness Program’ that provides children with skills and knowledge through school-based experiences so they can enter school with confidence. The program also provides children who are already in a school environment with an opportunity to improve their vital skills such as positive behaviors, following schedules, language development, responding to instructions,Transitions as well as Ask and responding to questions, engaging in peer interactions and participating in group work, to build the foundation for success in school settings.

 

Smarty Kindergarten is a great place for my son to start his schooling experience. He loves being there, especially loves Spanish classes with Mrs. Strickland!

Tasha Castagna

Be change centre team created a new and innovative program called the ‘School Readiness Program’ that provides children with skills and knowledge through school-based experiences so they can enter school with confidence. The program also provides children who are already in a school environment with an opportunity to improve their vital skills such as positive behaviors, following schedules, language development, responding to instructions,Transitions as well as Ask and responding to questions, engaging in peer interactions and participating in group work, to build the foundation for success in school settings.

 

 

Our school readiness program includes some basic learning skills:

  • Alphabet and sound recognition
  • Learning days of the week, months in the year and the seasons
  • Greeting teacher as well as friends
  • Name recognition
  • Colors and counting
  • Exploration of different concepts through science
  • Academic skills such as reading, writing, and maths

 

 

Transitioning to school is a challenging and worrying factor for most of the parents. The goal of Our school readiness program is to make the transition smoother. Our school readiness program benefits a kid in the following ways:

Develops learning relationships with other children and educators. It involves learning to be respectful to one and other and engage in positive conversations as well as being confident in asking questions, asking for assistance and sharing opinions.

Being able to engage in group learning experiences and take direction from educators.

Engaging in learning experiences with others and initiating own choices of activities.

Being able to separate from parents/ families without becoming upset, waving goodbye and having the day relaxed, comfortable and happy.

 

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

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