***NEW*** Online Course:
Everything you (& your child!) needs to know to start school with confidence!!!
I'm going to tell you everything I know to prepare and support your child with this exciting transition based on my 14 years as a primary teacher, including 7 years in Kindergarten!
My own kids are now 11 and 7 years old - I also know the parent perspective of starting school very well.
I'm going to make sure you know all you wanted to (and more!) about Kindergarten and early learning!
Includes ALL of the following:
A typical Kindergarten day schedule (before COVID and current practices)
A Kindergarten classroom photo tour
An overview of Ontario’s Kindergarten Program curriculum
What to pack in the school bag
The social and academic skills that make the transition easiest and practical tips for developing them at home:
• Motor skills
• Name & Letters
• Early Reading
• Numbers & Counting
A daily schedule you could follow at home this summer
Picture Book recommendations
What your child is expected to know at the end of Kindergarten
Supporting your Kindergarten child at home once school starts
Understanding play-based learning and how to encourage it at home
GUEST EXPERTS share additional, helpful info:
Packing lunches and snacks with Jay Baum, Registered Dietician, Pommetta Nutrition
Washroom hygiene and sleep with Lily Horbatiuk, Pediatric Sleep and Potty Training Consultant, Lil Baby Sleep Consulting
Understanding and managing after school meltdowns (restraint collapse) with Allana Robinson, Parenting Coach, Uncommon Sense Parenting
I found your workshop to be very informative and ‘real’.
We just had our school virtual group session with all the parents of Kindergarten children starting in September and felt that the information was a bit lacking. Ie: what to practice this summer, what a typical day is like etc.
I found the part about lunches to be helpful.
Your takeaways such as the letters and suggested
books were great too.
I learned so much about kindergarten and getting my son ready to make it easier on him,
whatever it will look like.
I’m implementing tips right away to make the
Can’t say enough! Thank you, Connie!
I liked finding out about the logistics - how their JK day will work, are they prompted to use the bathroom, hand washing, how lunch time works, how teachers communicate with parents, etc.
It was interesting to see the Four Frames curriculum, I wasn't aware it was organized this way.
It was all very helpful.
I really enjoyed your Kindergarten workshop and found it really helpful for gathering resources for home.
I purchased most of the book recommendations and
my daughter loved them all.