What is School Readiness?
At Lily Valley, we look towards preparing children not just for school readiness, but for them to develop a love for lifelong learning beyond schooling years. Our beliefs in school readiness includes developing children with a set of skills that goes beyond being “kindergarten ready” and prepares children for success in school and in life. When school readiness goes beyond traditional academic learning and incorporates future forward skill building, the result is children who are not only prepared for successful transition to kindergarten, but who are independent individuals, confident communicators, risk takers and creative thinkers.
These are the broad skills we aim to develop to support children’s transition to Primary School:
Our educators and team adopt the 6Cs approach by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (2016) and provide various developmental opportunities through play as well as projects for the development of the 6Cs in young children.
These six essential skills and competencies are what children need in order to be successful in the 21st century: