Transitional kindergarten near me


Transitional Kindergarten



Transitional Kindergarten
What is Transitional Kindergarten?   St. Angela Merici Parish School is proud to offer Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to students who are four years old by September 1st of the new school year. TK is the first year of a two year kindergarten program. It is designed to prepare our youngest students for elementary school, serving as a bridge between pre-school and kindergarten. Our full-time, credentialed TK teacher and teacher aid provide a nurturing, Christ-centered environment that aids in the development of social, emotional and academic skills necessary to succeed in their advancement to kindergarten. We offer two 5-day programs for Transitional Kinder: Monday-Friday Half Day: 8:00-12:30 PM Monday-Friday Full Day: 8:00-2:45 PM   Curriculum The TK curriculum is similar to kindergarten, but modified to be developmentally and age appropriate. It focuses on eight major areas: religion, reading and math readiness, printing, science, art, music and daily life skills, such as manners, outdoor play and cooperative learning. Additional curriculum includes music and physical education.   How does TK differ from preschool? Unlike preschools, the curriculum of Transitional Kindergarten uses California's academic standards to prepare the young students for kindergarten. TK is not a child development program or preschool. Reading and math...