In addition to Preschool Tutoring for children ages 3-6 during the school year and summer, School Readiness Tutoring is available to children during the summer prior to their start to Kindergarten, whether they are enrolled in Kindergarten outside of the home or are planning to be home-schooled for Kindergarten.
Research shows that School Readiness plays an important role in later academic success, enrollment in higher education, and career employment. According to the National Education Goals Panel, school readiness is comprised of five main areas: physical well-being and motor development, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, language development (including early literacy), as well as cognition and general knowledge.
School Readiness Tutoring will consist of a mixture of Preschool and Kindergarten standards according to the Common Core that all forms of education are now to follow. The basis of School-Readiness tutoring is to begin to bridge the gap between Preschool and Kindergarten, to acquire any unknown skills that are to be known prior to the entrance to Kindergarten, to avoid regression of skills learned over the summer months, and to practice school over the summer in order to make the transition to Kindergarten a little easier after being off all summer.
According to research, “All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004).”
School Readiness Tutoring is offered during the summer prior to Kindergarten on an individual basis as well as for pairs and small groups of children. Small group tutoring affords children the opportunity to have specially designed instruction as well as practicing interacting with and learning alongside their peers. It is NOT a requirement to have participated in Preschool Tutoring in order to enroll in School Readiness Tutoring. Call us today for more information!