Off to School Program

Gateways Off to School Program is a Geelong based program, which provides transition support for children with additional needs, prior to them commencing mainstream school.

It is facilitated by a team of allied health professionals, which may include Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Therapy Assistants working with a group of up to 12 children.

Program Aims

To introduce and experience school routines and expectations.  Children will practice concepts such as:

Packing and unpacking bags, managing self care routines (lunch, toilet, hats, sunscreen), telling news, lining up, turn taking, playing with peers, listening to and following instructions, transitioning between activities, group activities, table top tasks.

Where & When

The program takes place at Bell Park Kindergarten, 10-12 Barton Street, Bell Park, Geelong and runs from Monday 7th January, Wednesday 9th January, Monday 14th January, Wednesday 16th January 2019 from 10.00am-2.00pm.

Program Cost

NDIS participants can fund the program as part of the Capacity Building Daily Activity funding bundle – 16 hours x $60.92, 1 hours x $182.74 (end of program report) – $1,157.66 total.

How to Register

If you’re interested in your child attending, please discuss this with your Key Worker, Therapist or contact Bernadette Walker, Therapy & Inclusion Manager at Ph: 03 5221 2984.  Complete the Off to School Registration Form.  Download a copy of the Off to School Program Information Sheet.

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