After Care/Homework Centre – Applications open for 2018

ALPHA STEP EDUCARE (PRIVATE)

AFTER CARE/HOMEWORK CENTRE – ENROL NOW FOR 2018

We provide after care for children who attend schools in the area. All children up to Grade 3 are welcome to attend on a casual or full time basis. Supervised homework.

We are able to collect your children from the schools in the area, e.g. Clarendon, St. Georges, Grey, Theodor Herzl, Walmer West etc.

For more information please contact the office.

Download and print: Application Form for After Care

Alpha Step Educare, Walmer.

Education Plan – Invest in your child’s future

Education Plan

Old Mutual Financial Advisor Darryl Sawyer has made us a generous offer!

R50.00 will be donated to Alpha Step Educare – which we will use for upgrading playground equipment – for every R250.00 and above investment taken.

Please mention that this is a referral from Alpha Step Educare when making contact with him.

A number of parents are concerned about the affordability of sending their children to university when they have matriculated.

If you plan now you will be able to assist your child and ensure that they have the bright future that they deserve.

It is a proven fact that university graduates have greater prospects in the job market than those without a tertiary education.

“Education is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”

Alpha Step Educare, 253 Main Road, Walmer

Alpha Step Educare, 253 Main Road, Walmer

 

Foundation Phase CAPS : Home Language (Grade R-3)

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language – GRADE R (An overview cont.)

In our post today we cover the topic of:

READING AND VIEWING GRADE R

 Emergent Reading Skills

Recognises and points out common objects in pictures

  •  Arranges a set of pictures in such a way that they form a story
  •  Interprets pictures (e.g. makes up own story and ‘reads’ the pictures)
  •  Acts out parts of a story, song or rhyme
  •  Holds the book the right way up and turns pages correctly
  •  Pretends to read and adopts a ‘reading’ voice
  •  Recognises own name and names of some other children in the class
  •  Begins to ‘read’ high frequency words seen in the classroom and at school(e.g. door, cupboard)

Shared Reading as a class with teacher

  •  ‘Reads’ enlarged texts such as poems, Big Books, posters
  •  Makes links to own experience when reading with the teacher
  •  Describes characters in stories and gives opinions
  •  Predicts what will happen in a story through the pictures
  •  Answers questions based on the story read
  •  Draws pictures capturing main idea of the stories

Independent Reading

• Reads picture books

Alpha Step Educare, there for you and your child.

Alpha Step Educare, where your child comes first and is the FIRST Step in your childs academic future.

Contact Lynn on 041 581 2395 – 253 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Pre-school for children from 2 years to Grade R/After school care up to Grade 3 and Holiday Club.

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language (Grade R-3)

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language – GRADE R (An overview cont.)

In our previous post we outlined the skills in the Home Language CAPS curriculum

Today we cover – PHONICS

Identifies rhyming words in well known rhymes and songs (e.g. Humpty Dumpty)

Begins to recognize that words are made up of sounds e.g. the beginning letter(s) of their names

Segments oral sentences into individual words

Divides multisyllabic words into syllables

Recognises aurally and visually some initial consonants and vowels especially at the beginning of a word

 

Alpha Step Educare, there for you and your child.

Alpha Step Educare, where your child comes first and is the FIRST Step in your childs academic future.

Contact Lynn on 041 581 2395 – 253 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Pre-school for children from 2 years to Grade R/After school care up to Grade 3 and Holiday Club.

 

 

 

 

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language (Grade R-3)

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language – GRADE R (An overview)

In the Foundation Phase, the skills in the Home Language CAPS curriculum are:

• Listening and speaking

•Reading and phonics

• Writing and handwriting Integrated into all the above language skills are: Thinking and Reasoning and Language Structure and Use.

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

• Listens to stories and acts these out

• Listens and responds to simple questions

• Listens to and repeats rhythmic patterns, and copies correctly

• Listens to and recalls simple word sequences in order (e.g. big, beg, bag)

• Names and points to parts of the body

• Sings simple songs and does action rhymes

• Talks about pictures in posters, theme charts, books etc.

• Matches and sorts things according to shape, colour etc

• Participates in discussions and asks questions

Alpha Step Educare, where your child comes first.

Alpha Step is the FIRST Step in your childs academic future. Contact Lynn on 041 581 2395
253 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

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School-readiness assessments

I had a call from a parent regarding their child undergoing a school readiness test.

My advice to parents is to consult a suitably qualified professional. They are specially trained to perform the necessary assessment of your child.

School-readiness Assessments

    School-readiness assessments are a subset of psycho-educational assessments and are usually recommended for children in the last term of their Grade R year.

What is meant by “school-ready”?

Parents are often confused by the term school-ready. They might be told that their child is not school-ready, while the Schools Act stipulates that all children must start school (Grade 1) in the year that they turn 7. So how is it that a child may be considered not ready for school while they are at the right age to start school as stipulated by the act?

Put very simply, a child is considered school ready when deemed to be able to cope with the formal demands of schooling.  These demands are not only intellectual but also emotional, perceptual and conceptual. Children are deemed to be intellectually school-ready if they score a mental age of 6 years 3 months on standardised school readiness assessments.

 

This excerpt has been taken from the following website,Educational Psychologists in South Africa which contains a lot of very useful information for

parents.

The process and what is tested is clearly outlined for parents.

Alpha Step Educare, there for you and your child.

Pre-school for children from 2 years to Grade R/After school care up to Grade 3 and Holiday Club.

 

 

Inspired children: How the leading minds of today raise their kids

There are so many books and words of advice out there – how do you know which one to choose – well you don’t really until you have waded through quite a number.

Here is one that I can recommend as being very worthwhile.

Inspired children: How the leading minds of today raise their kids

Rosina McAlpine (Author, Editor)

Parents naturally love and care for their children, but parenting requires more than just love. Informed parenting requires knowledge and understanding of the changing physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual development of children as they grow into young adults. Wouldn’t it be so much easier for parents if we could base our most important decisions on scientific evidence, rather than by trial and error or other people’s opinions? Wouldn’t an approach that combined love, experience and the latest research help parents to feel more confident and provide better outcomes for our children? “Inspired children” does just that by turning the science of child development into the art of parenting. Contributors to this book are some of the world leaders in areas of genetics, neuroscience, personal development and psychology. Each expert author discusses the latest research on child development from preconception right through to teen years in an easy-to-read form, and shares how they have used the findings to support their child’s development. With lots of practical examples and heart-warming personal stories, the book is a valuable resource for early childhood educators, teachers, child psychologists, carers, grandparents, and anyone who works with children. A must read for every parent who wants to raise an inspired child. Content Foreword by Professor Andrew Martin Acknowledgments About the authors Introduction by Dr Rosina McAlpine 1. Preparing for parenthood by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD 2. Managing stress during pregnancy by Dr Monique Robinson 3. Raising healthy and happy babies by Janette Roberts 4. Preparing children for life by Dr Rosina McAlpine 5. Supporting emotional intelligence in children by Dr Joe Dispenza 6. Parenting psychologically healthy children by Michael Hall, PhD 7. Helping children to manage stress by Maggie Dent 8. Helping children develop a positive relationship with life by Dr Rosina McAlpine based on an interview with Dr Joe Dispenza 9. Inspiring children to achieve goals by Sandy Forster 10. Learning partnerships with children by Dr Yvonne Sum Index.

 

Alpha Step Educare, 253 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth – Providing a safe, caring and educationally stimulating environment for your pre-schooler.