Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten (WA)
Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten (WA)
Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten (WA)  
The PRE-KINDY AND KINDERGARTEN YEARS is a period of huge potential learning. These years are optimised when an ‘early childhood’ approach is balanced with explicit instruction.

This seminar explores:

  • What the research explains are the most essential pre-literacy skills for 3 & 4 year olds; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language – vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
  • How can these skills be facilitated? Answer:  3-5 minute sessions presented several times in a day.
  • Screening: After 6 weeks of instruction skill acquisition is reviewed by presenting a sub-test on the PLD Pre-Literacy Screen.
  • The tracking of progress will identify the children who require additional attention and will focus staff.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
  • Researchers consistently advocate for early intervention and preventative programs in the early years.
  • Children receive their best start when an early childhood approach is balanced with explicit systematic instruction.
Check Dates and Register for 2019
Tuesday 27 August 2019
Monday 7 October 2019
Monday 11 November 2019
Wednesday 22 January 2020