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Course Description

'School readiness' is a term that is often used these days to describe the preparation of children to enter formal education, typically kindergarten/prep/foundation. This preparation may involve various aspects of a child's development, such as social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. The idea is to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in school and to foster a love of learning.

This short PD helps educators get students truly school ready and give them a step ahead in their literacy development.

Designed for early childhood educators who want to give their children the very best start, this course is inclusive for children with speech sound disorders who may not yet be able to say certain sounds.

The course includes downloadable resources that can be used in the early education setting straight away.

This PD has been created by qualified speech pathologists, in collaboration with early childhood and kindergarten teachers. 


This course is suitable for all early years education staff, kindergarten/prep teachers and learning support officers. There is no pre-requisite for this course. However,  if you don’t feel confident knowing children’s speech and language milestones, we suggest that you also enrol in the course: Speech and Language Development in the Early Years; Identifying, Evaluating and Supporting.

Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Workbook

    • How To- Course Instructions

    • Going Beyond the ABC's Workbook

  • 2

    Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Phonemes; What does it all mean?

    • Part 1- Phonics, Phonemes and Phonological Speech Sound Disorder

    • Part 2- Phonological Awareness

    • Reflection Question

  • 3

    Adding Phonological Awareness to Early Literacy Programs

    • Sound Cards

    • Adding PA to Your Literacy Programs

    • How to Use the Sound Cards and Video Examples

    • Reflection Question

  • 4

    Reflection and Activities

    • Reflection

    • Team Activity

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Early Literacy Skills for Preschoolers: Going Beyond the ABCs will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 2.5.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Amy Pollitt

Amy Pollitt

Amy is a highly-trained speech pathologist with over 14 years’ experience. She has worked as an international consultant to a speech pathology company in China, where she created courses, delivered training and mentored speech pathologists via Zoom, with a translator, to over 1000 Chinese Speech Therapist. She presented at the 2017 Asia Pacific Autism Conference and has been a regular guest presenter for the annual Lake Macquarie “You’re Kidding Me’” Expo.

Amy is the founder of the Ripple Project Australia, a training platform for early educators to learn how to support children with a speech or language delay. Her private practice, Dragonfly Speech Pathology, provides speech assessment and therapy to children in Newcastle, NSW.

Amy is passionate about sharing her knowledge and demystifying the speech pathology practice to educators to help bridge the gap between allied health and education.

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