The EARLY YEARS is a period of huge potential learning. The EARLY 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.
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I woke this morning feeling so motivated and cannot wait to get back to my class next week to begin putting into place some of your strategies. Never before have I felt that there has been such clear direction as to what we should be teaching in the early years. I can see the big picture especially with the expectations of National Curriculum upon us.
Lee-Erin - Teacher
I attended two PD days held a couple of weeks ago on implementing a literacy programme in early years learning. I found it inspiring and came back to my class with a renewed vision for how I should be approaching my programme.
Debbie - Kindergarten Teacher in a Catholic School
I would firstly like to say how fantastic I found your course last week – we have implemented your program and have been doing the assessments this year, but your course opened my eyes a great deal to exactly how to teach the skills to the best potential and also how to prioritise skills, where I think this year I have tried to cover too much scope and maybe extended them before covering the basics in enough detail – bring on next year for a new approach to the whole school year approach to your theories!
Caroline - Kindergarten Teacher
I have been a huge fan of the PLD approach since attending the PD's years ago, just love it, find the children really enjoy it, it's simple, it's clear and it works! It is though, an interesting time in ECE, but it's great to be getting the balance right and doing exciting things!
Kristy – Early Child hood teacher
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Yes, Claisebrook station on the Armadale/Thornlie and Midland lines is a short walk from PLD.
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