The Learning Project Preschool

The Learning Project Preschool is an exciting new initiative by On Track Therapy Group, designed to prepare children aged 4 – 6 years old for a positive start to school.

How well a child is prepared for the start of schooling life can impact significantly on long term outcomes.

This effective therapy-learning paradigm ensures that children with additional social, emotional and learning needs are provided with the readiness and skills they require to continue learning, as they prepare for school and receive therapy in the one setting.

Which Children Can Benefit Most From The Learning Project?

The Learning Project is aimed at, but not limited to, children requiring further support with their speech and language, emotional, social, educational, physical and behavioral needs in the year before starting school. The Project can also benefit children who require a second year of 4 year old kinder.

The program is open to children ages 4-6 years old, who are in the year before kinder entry, the year of kinder entry or the first year of school entry.

How The Learning Project Helps

The Project is structured to ensure participation of all children in both larger and small group settings in a nurturing and supportive environment. Programs are developed using the combined expertise of highly experienced educators and industry leading allied health professionals (including speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists) and are focused on helping children develop the following skills:

Speech and Language Skills

pre literacy skills such as rhyming, sound and letter recognition, syllables, word segmentation and concepts of print
inferencing and comprehension

Emotional Skills

understanding and recognizing emotions in themselves and others
practicing and building skills and strategies of self regulation, resilience and flexibility to be applied to real world situations

Physical Skills

gross and fine motor skills development through modeling, repetition and scaffolding
games based learning in complex and simple environments

Social Skills

turn taking and sharing
entering and sustaining play in an appropriate manner
learning ways to form and sustain relationships
developing skills in negotiation, conflict resolution and assertiveness
learning and practicing effective problem solving abilities

Educational Skills

a holistic approach to each child’s individual learning style and needs
skills required to be ready for learning, including; understanding group rules, coping with transitions, concentration and attention
honoring each child’s strengths and creating positive and realistic individual goals

Behavioural Awareness

constant review and monitoring of individual learning/developmental goals
gaining insight into expected and unexpected behaviours and their impact on self and others
gaining insight into expected and unexpected behaviours and their impact on self and others