As the mother of twin boys facing the transition this year I was like every other mother who approaches me at the centre asking the questions ‘Am I sending them too early’? Are they ready? Will they make friends’? I discussed the notion of ‘school readiness with other educators at the centre and in particular the twins’ preschool teacher and we both agreed that yes they were ‘ready’ to go.
Transitions to School
Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with disabilities, the transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible. Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW chapter has developed a new resource to help children with disabilities transition to school.
The end of the school year also signals the end of a chapter for thousands of Primary School students across Australia. The EE Team remember well the excitement (and anxiety!) of transitioning to High School. We caught up with Regan O'Donnell, and her mum, to see how they were faring with the change.
Talk to any parents of school-age children and they will likely tell you how much their children adore their teacher. A special bond is formed between teachers and students throughout their school life, as we discovered from Anna Williams, a primary school teacher who returned to her former school to visit some students she hadn't seen for a while. This week, Anna shares her story with the EE Team...