5 year olds (tk)
“Learning and preparing for what lies ahead”
The Little School Transitional Kindergarten is designed for children who have completed preschool and are ready for a challenging, captivating year before they enter elementary school. An in-depth study of art, music, dance, literature and theater forms the year’s curriculum. For each unit, children:
- conduct research on the subject through field trips, guest artists and planned in-class experiences,
- freely explore the subject through the use of dramatic play and other preschool/kindergarten activities,
- and produce a culminating performance or activity to be shared with families and schoolmates.
As with all Little School classes, the Transitional Kindergarten balances social, emotional and academic learning. The academic skills necessary for kindergarten are woven through the arts-based curriculum. Their skills and interest in being a good friend, a competent problem solver and a positive member of the Transitional Kindergarten also grow.
In a very supportive setting, children readily stretch their skills in all arenas to meet the demands of the highly motivating curriculum and approach.