What is included in the registration price?

When you register you gain access to the online course materials and resources for 12 months. You will also receive a resource kit in the mail.

If you want access to the course after the initial 12-month period, you can renew your registration at a reduced cost of $379 per year for subsequent subscriptions.

 

Can I share the resources with parents/colleagues?

We recognise that educators using Sounds good to me are likely to be working in a team.

For this reason, when you register you will be able to nominate up to 6 people to gain access to the online course and materials. These team members must be working in the same centre as you. That way, you can implement the program together.

If your company has multiple physical locations (or branches) you will need a new registration for each physical address.  Included in the price is one resource kit per registration.

What age-range is suitable for Sounds good to me?

The program is designed for children in the year before they commence formal education.
Children aged 3-5 years can participate in all the activities, however, the focus is school readiness. By including younger children in the activities, you will be building up their earlier skills so that you can really focus on phonological and phonemic (sound) awareness before they start going to school.

It is also suitable for children already at school who don’t have phonological awareness skills.

 

What knowledge/qualifications are required for educators prior to starting the course?

The course is designed for educators at every level, including entry level. The program can be used in child care centres, preschools, schools, early intervention and home day care services.

 

Can the program be used outside Australia?

The course is designed for educators at every level, including entry level. The program can be used in child care centres, preschools, schools, early intervention and home day care services.

 

Do I get a certificate or qualification if I complete the course?

We are working to have our course officially accredited with the National Education Standards Australia (NESA). Until then, our own downloadable certificate will be available to members who complete the course content.

 

Can I just use one module or part of the training course?

You can’t skip ahead in the course material. You need to complete each module before moving on to the next. Trust us, it’s worth it!

 

Can I go back and watch the lessons again?

Yes. Your registration gives you and your co-workers access to all the material for 12-months. Go at your own pace and watch the lessons. You can revisit the material at any time using your login and password.

 

What is included in the registration price?

When you register, you gain access to the online course materials and resources for 12 months. You will also receive a resource kit in the mail.
If you want access to the course after the initial 12-month period, you can renew your registration at the reduced cost of $297 per year for subsequent subscriptions.

 

Can I share the resources with my colleagues?

Yes. This is a centre based program. We recognise that educators using Sounds good to me work in a team. For this reason, when you register you will be able to nominate up to 6 people to gain access to the online course and materials. These team members must be working in the same centre as you. That way, you can implement the program together.

If your company has multiple physical locations (or branches) you will need a new registration for each physical address. Included in the price is one resource kit per registration.

 

What about parents?

Parents are a child’s first teacher. We include lots of ways that will help you to include parents as you work through the program with the children.

 

Can I buy more materials individually?

Please contact us at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au

 

Do I have to wait until the beginning of the year to start using Sounds good to me?

No. You can start working with children at any time in the year. Don’t worry if you don’t get through all the activities and modules in your first year. Whatever activities you include, you can be confident that you are helping the children in your care to become successful readers.

 

My service doesn’t have a big budget for extra toys and games. Will I need to buy a lot of extra resources?

No, you won’t. Many of the activities and games will use toys and books that your service already owns and uses every day. A lot of the teaching can occur through incidental and spontaneous play.

There are some structured play activities that you may choose to use. You will find some of these on the USB in your resource kit as well as links to great resource sites, many of which are free.

 

Is the course accredited?

Not yet. This may change in the future, get in touch to let us know what you think.

 

Is there a lower price for individuals rather than a team working in a Centre?

No there isn’t. We think the course offers extremely good value for money. You are purchasing a quality training package at an all-inclusive price. You don’t have additional costs of travel and accommodation to attend training, nor do you have to pay extra staff for you to take the time off for training. You can complete the training at a time and place that is convenient for you.

 

Can we view a sample lesson?

Yes, our sample lesson about Assessing the Children is now available! You can watch it on the Online Courses page.

 

I have signed up for the course but haven’t received my username and password yet,
What should I do?

Check your junk/promotions/spam folder first and if you still haven’t found it, let us know at admin@soundsgoodtome.com.au