A new school readiness service has opened on the Gold Coast, providing carefully curated classes to expose children to the many skills and concepts required for a smooth transition into their first year of school.
“At Step to Prep, our classes focus on pre-literacy, pre-numeracy, fine motor, health and well-being as well as a reading ready program,” explained Jo Jackson, founder and teacher at Step to Prep. “We work closely and conscientiously with each individual child to ensure they have the tools, confidence and the understanding of what to expect when they begin school.”
As a qualified teacher, Jo saw a need to bridge the gap between the ‘kindy’ and school environment.
“I increasingly saw a disparity between the skills students had and what was being expected of them when entering Prep,” Jo explained. “These classes are perfect for children who are in their final year before beginning school, helping them to build confidence, self-esteem and a love for learning.”
The small, private sessions are designed to complement their current kindy program or perhaps as an alternative for those children who do not attend kindy and need something engaging as they grow older.
Classes are for 3-4 and 4-5-years.