A self-paced mini course about School Readiness for Kindergarten Educators

‘My Cups are full and I’m ready for school’ is a one hour video designed for Early Childhood Educators that links the theoretical understanding of the Phoenix Cups framework to real life practice examples of School Readiness. In the course, Angie Day unpacks why specific practices related to School Readiness are considered ‘Cup filling’ (positively meeting the psychological needs of children and their development) or ‘Cup emptying’ (diminishing a child’s sense of self and intertwined with practices deemed inappropriate by contemporary research).

The course explores individual needs strengths profiles (Glasser, 1998) of children and unpacks how different practices relating to School Readiness will help each child thrive through the transition to a school setting. The ultimate objective of this course is for educators to better understand the children they work with and align their practices and approaches to school readiness to ensure each child is leaving for school feeling fulfilled, excited, and prepared for the transition. 

Your Facilitator

Facilitator Angie Day

Angie Day has enjoyed a vast array of roles in the education sector for just over a decade. These roles include working as a nominated supervisor, primary teacher, national facilitator, practice coach and NESA supervisor. When reflecting on her early teaching experiences, Angie often references the fact that she was always 'an early childhood educator trapped in the body of a primary teacher' placing the rights of children at the forefront of her practice. Her pedagogy prioritises dispositions and a love of learning and fun as the foundation from which to teach. For Angie, teaching is about ensuring that as often as possible, education at all levels fits the learner rather than the reverse. Angie holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary education, as well as Cert IV in Training and Assessment and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and Leadership.


  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have access to this course for 3 months. We estimate it will take you about 2 hours to complete, so we have allowed for 1 hour per month and an extra month just in case.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    To receive your certificate, you must click on 'Complete & Continue' on every page of the course. Once you've done this your certificate download button should come up in the top left corner of your course, where the progress bar is.

What people think of this course:

5 star rating

My cups are full and I’m ready for school

Jackie Willingham

Fantastic and extremely practical and easy to implement into every day practice.

Fantastic and extremely practical and easy to implement into every day practice.

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