Today’s special episode is supported by Guardian Childcare & Education, a place that families can trust, where educators thrive, and children grow.
Our guest today is Margie Cohen, an early childhood teacher mentor who talks about how to support meaningful learning and a confident transition from childcare to school.
Preschool programs are primarily for children in the year before they start full time schooling and in our conversation, Margie discusses why preschool and kindergarten programs are so beneficial. We look at how children learn in those early years, and what we can do as parents to help them get ready for that huge transition to big school.
In on our conversation, we look at:
- Why the early years are so significant for children’s overall learning and development.
- The focus of teaching and learning in preschool/kindergarten programs and how they support children in being ready for school.
- The importance of routines for children.
- How can families can support learning at home.
- Building a child’s self-confidence.
- What to do when your child cries at preschool drop-off.
The Guardian ‘Moving on Up to School’ Preschool Program is led by teachers with specialist early childhood university degrees. Guardian’s contemporary approach gives your child the full benefits of a structured daily learning program while you are supported with the longer care hours we provide. That means your child gets the best start to their schooling, while you’re able to better juggle the day-to-day thanks to longer care hours than those provided by community-based preschool and kindergarten programs.
For more information on Guardian’s ‘Moving on Up to School’ Preschool Program, go to guardian.edu.au