Here at Ponyara Preschool, we have implemented the PreLit Program since 2015. It is designed by Macquarie University for the children who will be attending formal schooling the following year.
PreLit is a skills-based, early literacy preparation program for preschool children in the year before school. It is designed to complement a play-based learning environment and provides early childhood teachers with the tools necessary to teach pre-literacy skills and concepts in a fun and engaging way.
PreLit forms part of our high-quality program that is offered every day for all children in the year prior to entering formal schooling. There are 108 short, clearly prescribed lessons that incorporate different types of phonological awareness activities and oral blending and segmentation activities.
- Evidence-based, best practice program for preschool children in their year before formal schooling
- Appropriate for all children regardless of skill level
The program is systematic, skills-based, and taught in a hierarchical sequence and designed to complement a play-based learning environment. There are two main components:
- Phonological awareness
- Oral Language development through Structured Book Reading
“I am so impressed with how engaged the children are during the PreLit group. The program is designed with outstanding teaching techniques and uses repetition of activities to ensure the children understand each element before we move on to the next one. I am amazed at the skill level and sound knowledge the children demonstrate each and every day. By the end of the year, most of the children can read three to four-letter words”
Sharon (Early Childhood Teacher)