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
Monday 10 June 2019
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Tuesday 27 August 2019
Monday 7 October 2019
Monday 11 November 2019
Wednesday 22 January 2020