Facilitating a successful transition into an early childhood education setting
Research shows that children who participate in a quality early childhood education program for at least 600 hours in the year before school are more likely to arrive at school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning (Department of Education, 2018).
The Aspect Building Tots Transition to Preschool program targets all children including children with a disability, children from CALD backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander whom are between 2-4 years of age and are not attending an early childhood education setting.
The program’s objective is to identify these children and provide support to families and centres to facilitate the successful transition of the child into an early childhood education setting.
The key elements of Building Tots Transition to Preschool include:
- Transition Support including up to six visits to your child’s new early childhood education setting
- Optional Screening Service for children presenting with signs of developmental delay
- Access to an Online Virtual Playgroup, Sensory Story Times and Parent/Carer training webinars
Sensory Story Time
Sensory Story Time is a great way to engage your children in a motivating and engaging activity that will support the development of social play. We can encourage the development of social play with our children by modelling appropriate and positive social behaviours, taking turns in play, making social comments and using simple language that may be used in play (e.g. repeated lines of the story).
Sensory Story Time Sample Resources
How to do - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Resources to support your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Story Time
Story Retell - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Use this resource to support your children to retell the story and discuss the senses they used.
Positive Meal Times
Tips to help promote a positive mealtime experience.
The Building Tots Transition to Preschool Program is funded by the Department of Education under the Start Strong Initiative.
If you are interested in the Building Tots Playgroup and Transition program for your child or a child and family you are supporting, please contact Aspect Therapy to discuss.