Transitional Kindergarten is an
exciting educational opportunity offered to children who are four years
old before September 1st of the start of the current school year. The
full day Transitional Kindergarten program has a developmentally
appropriate curriculum which will prepare your child for success in
kindergarten and beyond. The curriculum includes
• Religion: With the
goal of students becoming individuals of faith who live the Gospel
message, students are taught basic formal prayers, attend Mass
accompanied by an 8th grader, and learn and understand Bible verses.
Students learn that each individual is a unique child of God with
special gifts to share.
• Social-Emotional Development: Social-emotional
development indicates how children acquire the social skills,
self-awareness, and personal qualities that are interconnected with
learning in a classroom setting. Skill development includes
self-awareness, interpersonal awareness, self-regulation, self
expression, verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction with
others, and co-operative play skills
• English Language Arts:
Language is one of the most important tools that children acquire, one
that is essential for cognitive development, reading achievement,
communication, and school performance. Curriculum includes development
of language and literacy skills including foundational skills in print
concepts, writing, speaking and listening skills; grammar usage and
vocabulary acquisition; phonological awareness of words and sounds;
phonics and word recognition; understanding of key ideas and structure
of books; and development of age-appropriate reading skills.
• Mathematics: Mathematical
concepts are introduced through everyday interaction within the
students’ environment. Student will develop skills including counting
and number order; understanding the concepts of addition and
subtraction; measurement and time concepts; classification of objects;
and understanding of shapes and patterns.
• Science: The
Transitional Kindergarten environment provides opportunity to understand
science through observation and experimentation. Concepts include
identification of physical properties of objects, and identification and
description of the environment, weather, and life stages of plants and
animals through investigation and experimentation.
• Social Studies:
Even in transitional kindergarten, children are prepared to become moral
and productive adults. Concepts of good citizenship, identification of
appropriate role models, and identification of common jobs are learned
along with geography and maps, and an understanding of history through
explanation of holidays and intervals of time.
• Physical Education:
Students are shown how to be health-conscious individuals and taught
age-appropriate motor skills. Concepts include fine motor skills such as
cutting, building, writing; gross motor skills such as running,
skipping, throwing, catching and pouring; participation in physical
activities; and explanation of healthy foods, exercise and rest to
• Fine Arts:
Students will have the opportunities to develop their God-given talents
in art, music, and drama. Use of materials to create developmentally
appropriate works of art, identification of colors and shapes,
understanding of music rhythm, singing, use of musical instruments, act
out roles by portraying imaginary and real characters.
Class size is limited to 20 students
with a teacher and full time aide. Because of limited number of
openings, early registration is recommended.