Get Set for School for Teachers
Prepare your students for kindergarten with Get Set for School.
Why It Works
Get Set for School is a proven program that integrates play-based learning, music, hands-on materials, and active participation to help young learners develop physical, social-behavioral, language, and early math skills.
Developmentally sequenced for empowered teaching and active student participation
Play with Purpose
Play-based, multisensory instruction specifically made for young learners
Award-winning curriculum that integrates play-based and academic learning
Unique Pre-Writing Activities
Complete pre-writing program for future success
Easy to Implement
Easy teaching strategies can be used alone or alongside any curriculum.
Classroom downloads, music samples, and how-to videos available year-round.
Free informal assessments and help with Pre-K portfolios to share with families.
“I adore Mat Man and every single song. The flip crayons are genius as well. Thank you so much for developing a curriculum that sets children up for success!”
— Denita D. Director
How do I use this with my other Pre-K curricula?
The activities in the teacher's guides and the multisensory materials are organized by domain or skill set in a developmental sequence. You can choose activities based on what your children like, what they need, what fits into your theme, or using the Scope and Sequence Weekly Plan in the teacher's guides.
Why is the letter teaching order different than alphabetical? How does it work?
The teaching order is successful because it follows a developmental teaching sequence. We teach easy letters first, beginning with capitals and then teaching letters in groups of similar stroke sequence. When students master easier skills, they are better prepared to learn more difficult groups—those prone to reversals or having diagonal lines. As a result, children gain mastery and confidence more quickly.
Why do you teach capital letters first? Won’t children struggle with their lowercase letters later on?
We teach what’s easiest first, and capitals are much easier. They are all the same size, all start at the top, and share the same placement positions on paper (starting above the mid line and going down to the bottom line). They are also formed with only four strokes (Big line, Little Line, Big Curve, Little Curve). Children who learn capitals first are better prepared for lowercase writing.
What activities does your program use to help Pre-K children with fine motor delay?
The methods are based on the developmental abilities of young children and uses a variety of multisensory (visual, tactile, auditory, and movement) teaching strategies. We use music, movement, Wood Pieces, letter play, building, and coloring to develop skills.