Little Zak’s Prep School Program
Little Zak’s Prep School program has been introduced as a ‘bridge’, a foundation between early childhood education and the first formal year of school, kindergarten.
The Little Zak’s Prep School program is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as capable, strong and resilient: rich with wonder and knowledge.
Literacy & numeracy experiences are both integrated into the units and taught explicitly as skill-based learning activities, supported by topics such as spatial awareness, shapes, colours, reading a clock and simple addition.
Our phonics awareness education ensures that our children not only recognise the letters of the alphabet but are also familiar with their sounds and place in words, accelerating their reading and word recognition.
Interaction is key to our program and we make use of communications technologies, such as interactive smart boards and iPads, to enhance learning. The program also recognises that children learn best through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing.
Developmental social skills education ensures that all children, including those for whom English is a second language, benefit from being immersed in a learning environment rich in opportunities, designed to develop talking and listening skills.