Our Foundation children are given the best possible start to school life by being introduced to learning through a rich assortment of opportunities and experiences. The Foundation literacy program focuses on developing skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. At Dorset, we focus on using cued articulation. Cued Articulation uses a set of hand cues for teaching the individual sounds in a word. The hand movements are logical – each hand movement is repeated for each individual sound. The numeracy program provides active participation in practical experiences to count, sort, classify, group, measure, weigh, add and solve problems.