Our Transitional Kindergarten program provides your child with the gift of time to further develop their social, emotional and academic skills. We’ll assess your child’s unique needs and design a program for them that focuses on the challenges that are appropriate for them.
Each day is carefully planned by our teachers to create an exceptional learning environment. Your child will work one-on-one or in a small group with a teacher on Kindergarten readiness skills. They’ll also spend time working in various learning centers including: reading, writing, math, science, art, small manipulatives, housekeeping, blocks, and puzzles.
Each day your child will have opportunities to develop the confidence, skills and love of learning they’ll need for success at the “big school” and beyond!
Focus on developing the confidence and skills they’ll need to be successful in Kindergarten.
Your child will be assessed in Math starting at the beginning of the year. Your child’s teacher will then personalize lessons to make sure your child is getting the right challenges. We teach math with hands-on manipulatives in small groups. These math lessons are then extended and made available in our learning centers for your child to continue to explore concepts through open-ended play.
Our reading program uses high-quality picture books and non-fiction books to build vocabulary and reading comprehension. Your child will be assessed starting at the beginning of the school-year to determine which skills they’ll need to work on to be ready for Kindergarten. They’ll then work individually and in small groups with their teachers to develop the skills they need to be ready to read and write.
Your child will be engaged with in-depth studies of real-world topics, focusing on exploring them in depth, over a period of weeks. They’ll be introduced to the scientific method, making predictions and conducting experiments related to a variety of topics including weather, seasons, roads, insects, healthy food, plants, and animals. Topics rotate yearly and your child will have an opportunity to help choose the topics they are most interested in.
Your child will continue to work on developing fine motor skills of the small muscles of the fingers, hands and wrists by practicing letters and working with play dough, stringing, lacing, coloring, gluing, painting, cutting, tearing, and folding. Our daily movement program will continue with more team-focused outdoor games and activities to help your child continue to develop the gross motor skills of the large muscles of the back, legs, shoulder, and arms, as well as working on coordination and balance.
Our Art in the Afternoon program introduces your child to famous artists and art movements. With each artist, your child will have the opportunity to express themselves using some of the materials or techniques of the artist in focus. For music, we’ll begin learning about music vocabulary, how to count notes and read music. Our gallery of artists rotate yearly.
We invite you and your child to join us for a virtual personal visit.
Come meet our director, teachers and students; tour our school and campus; and experience first-hand the personalized academic programs and social opportunities Little Ivy will provide your child and your family.