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Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten

Our purpose is to provide a Christ-centered curriculum with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate activities that will prepare your child for Kindergarten. TK is for students who will be turning 5 in the Fall or Winter, and those who are old enough for regular Kindergarten but not yet developmentally mature enough to benefit from a more structured class.

Many families say that this program was a wonderful start for their children's school experience. No family has ever come back to us years later with regrets about their choice.

Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • Bible

    Learning to worship God and love Jesus is an important part of the curriculum. Daily Bible lessons and weekly chapels lead to understanding the basics of a Bible-based faith. In Transitional Kindergarten, children learn popular children’s stories and heroes from the Bible.
  • Science / Social Studies

    Transitional Kindergarten students explore many aspects of science and social studies. They begin with learning about themselves and moving through family life, community, and the wonders of God's creation. Cultural diversity and responsibility for the environment are taught and affirmed. Many of the concepts are woven in with the language arts curriculum. TK children are affirmed in their creativity through a variety of experiences in music and art.
  • Reading / Language Arts

    Transitional Kindergarten stresses the pre-reading and pre-literacy skills such as alphabet recognition, sound association, sequencing, left to right progression, visual discrimination, following directions, listening, literature, auditory discrimination, and much more. Eye tracking and other small and large motor skills develop during this year. TK students will develop skills in a more structured and developmentally-appropriate context. They will have the foundation to begin learning to read. In addition, TK students learn to write and express their ideas orally. They will comprehend what they read at their appropriate reading level. TK students will develop a growing vocabulary during structured reading times.
  • Mathematics

    It is important for Transitional Kindergarten students to gain an understanding of the patterns and meaning in exploring the meaning of the many facets of math in daily life.

    Manipulative materials promote understanding of the conceptual nature of math. Graphing, charting, ordering, sequencing, counting, weighing, measuring, and grouping are just a few of the important concepts that are taught. Many students come to TK with some rote memorization of math facts already begun, but these foundational concepts are critical to later success in math.
  • Motor Skills

    Both fine and gross motor skills are critical in promoting readiness for reading and math success. Teamwork and healthy living habits are also emphasized. Playgrounds are designed purposefully by experts in child development so that students are challenged to develop flexibility, balance and fluid motion. A new play structure for our youngest students helps with gross motor skills (climbing, hanging, swinging). Physical education is a part of the TK curriculum and is taught by the classroom teacher.

    Students in TK have a music specialist for instruction that includes vocal music, rhythm, and an introduction to instruments. They perform a musical concert for their parents in the Spring. Crafts provide skill practice in cutting, fine motor skills and following directions. Fine art activities promote understanding of the world as they see it, and enrich the spiritual life of the child.

Schedule

8:25am - Flag Salute
9:50 - 10:10 - Recess
11:30 - 12:15pm - Lunch
1:30 - TK Dismissal