WHAT IS SCHOOL’S COOL?
Nestled in the quaint, northern town of Haliburton, Ontario is a remarkable team of professionals, skilled in the discipline of cultivating young minds. Over the past decade, this group of early learning experts has been developing a system to help children succeed in their first years of school. By encompassing a rigorous, solution-focused philosophy along with a 72 hour play-based curriculum, the School’s Cool System was created.
The program, delivered over a 6-8 week period, is specifically designed to improve transition to school by concentrating on 5 skill domains: social relationships, psychological awareness, language, self-help, and math-cognitive. Students learn to adapt to classroom routines, socialize with peers, and gradually become aware of themselves as individuals within a community. Most importantly, School’s Cool recognizes abilities rather than perceived deficits by constantly reinforcing strengths to build a foundation of personal growth. By the end of the program, children have developed an “I can do it!” attitude which is unsurpassed by any other kindergarten readiness system.
What makes School’s Cool truly unique is its proprietary evaluation tool, known as the Developmental Checklist©. With a focus on specific, predefined learning outcomes, a student’s progress can easily be measured along a continuum. This ensures the impact of the program is constantly appraised as it applies to each child and to the group overall.
Finally, there is a system available which can produce measurable results! University research of thousands of children who have taken the 72 hour School’s Cool program have shown that children progressed up to one year in the five developmental skill areas listed above.
School’s Cool has proven to be most effective in child care centers, daycare centers, schools, home school settings, cultural-based settings, and ESL programs. However, given the implications of its success, there is no limit to the variety of environments in which the program will flourish. It is of considerable benefit to children with disabilities and equally to those who have not received the same opportunities or exposure as their fellow students.
By emphasizing the significance of parent involvement, School’s Cool has achieved a level of early learning education which expands beyond the classroom and into the lives of family members and the community. It is an epic experience which becomes a driving force to social change, ever instilling upon our youngest and most vulnerable citizens the importance of school and the attitude towards their journey through it.
THE SCHOOL’S COOL SYSTEM PACKAGE
The School’s Cool learning and self-study system packs a great punch for its purchase price. Included are all the resources required to train staff and deliver School’s Cool with confidence, year after year. Designed for individuals or group settings, the invaluable material is offered as a series of 7 modules available on DVD and online, within a members only area. The videos are both thought provoking and engaging, frequently involving the audience in group discussion questions and activities. Remember, this system was developed by early years educators who are true sages in the art of learning, so we can expect nothing short of a truly comprehensive program. In concert with her profound passion, Chris Lynd, a humble yet extraordinary kindergarten teacher and educational consultant, guides you from topic to topic through the use of Power Point slides, examples, pictures, diagrams and video footage.
Also included with the DVD’s are a training workbook, the curriculum package, a getting started guide, toolkit and resource manual, and the Developmental Checklist©. The website is a particularly helpful source of additional information, providing access to all the training materials, a discussion board, webinars, and online group coaching sessions. School’
This is an incredible opportunity!
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Schools Cool is a unique 72-hour transition-to-