The Transitional Kindergarten program will follow the kindergarten curriculum while adding a developmental focus taught at a pace designed to meet the children's individual social and emotional needs. This program provides students with a strong educational foundation by giving children a stimulating environment that fosters physical, social-emotional and intellectual development. The Transitional Kindergarten curriculum, daily schedules, report cards, and art projects are all different than those students will experience in the Academic Kindergarten Program. Some students just require more time than others in order to be ready for Academic Kindergarten.
Transitional Kindergarten is designed to help children as they:
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Develop small motor skills needed for writing
- Foster large muscle skills needed for balance
- Enhance skills such as sitting, listening, and following directions
- Increase vocabulary enrichment and memory skills
- Facilitate social interaction and encourages problem solving
Children experience school success from the beginning. Transitional Kindergarten has nothing to do with being smart; it’s about being ready. Students leave the Transitional Kindergarten Program prepared to enter academic kindergarten successfully.
Click on the link below for more information on Transitional Kindergarten:
California Dept. of Education FAQ Transitional Kindergarten