Transitional Kindergarten Full Day

5 Year Olds

Maximum of 12 students per Classroom

Hours: 7am - 6pm

10 Classroom Goals:

  1. To educate the heart of the child to love God, others and self.

  2. To provide an environment in which love can grow, develop, and mature.

  3. To enable each child to develop his/her best qualities in order to reach their fullest potential.

  4. To help the child appreciate beauty in nature and in our environment.

  5. To maintain an explorative environment that will enable the child to learn by experience.

  6. To develop a positive self-concept -  understanding self as a unique and competent person.

  7. To value and foster their natural curiosity.

  8. To help the child learn and accept limits necessary for health, safety, and the welfare of others.

  9. To provide an environment in which each child can refine the use of the five senses.

  10. Having fun, while fostering close friendships.

 

Developmental Curriculum Goals:

 

Emotional Development

  • To be able to separate from Parents/Primary Caregiver(s)

  • Handles Transitions

  • Able to handle disappointments

  • Has a healthy sense of self-worth

 

Social Development

  • Verbally expresses thoughts, feelings, ideas

  • Understands others feelings and thoughts may be different from their own

  • Respond to another's distress and needs with sympathetic care and will assist

  • Participates positively and cooperatively as a group member

 

Large Motor Development

  • Has mastered physical activities such as: Climbing, running, hopping jumping, balance and walking (backwards, forwards, fast, slow)

  • Proficient in large motor materials including: Bikes, swings, digging, hula-hoops, balls (catch, throw, kick) etc.

 

Small Motor Development

  • Strings small beads, pegs into pegboards, lacing

  • Hammering, sorting and matching activities

  • Holds scissors correctly and safely, and knows how to cut freehand and simple lines

 

Pre-Reading/Reading

  • Introduce children to a wide range of literacy materials: books, children’s magazines, flannel stories, the Bible

  • Recognize first and last name

  • Recognize sight words

  • Zoo Phonics ABC’s – 3 letters and sounds a month

 

Writing

  • Will provide ample opportunities to use a variety of writing materials: crayons, pens, pencils, chalk with chalkboards

  • Writes first and last name

  • Zoo Phonics Alphabet -3 letters a month

  • Able to hold writing materials correctly

  • Demonstrates knowledge of details in familiar story, including characters, events, and ordering of events

 

Math

  • Follows daily Math manipulative activities such as sorting, matching, classification, and patterns

  • Able to compare two objects by length and weight

  • Can combine different shapes to create a picture or design

  • Recognize and duplicates repeating patterns

  • Counting up to ten objects, using one-to-one correspondence

  • Visual recognition of #’s 1-20

  • Numbers – 3 numbers a month

 

Colors and Shapes

  • Can name, match and sort all colors

  • Can name, match and sort  all shapes (heart, square, rectangle, triangle, circle, star, oval, diamond)

 

Science

 Will provide age appropriate hands on experiences weekly with a variety of science materials.  This will be done on an individual basis as well as in group experiments and explorations.

  • Participates in experiments

  • Can observe common objects using the five senses

  • Nature walks

 

Art

 Art time will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of art materials, textures, and experiences, as well as give each child a chance to develop and share their individual creativity. The process and not the finished product will be emphasized, and the teacher made projects will be kept to a minimum.

  • Able to draw faces that include all body parts (eyes, nose, mouth, hair)

  • Daily art projects

 

Bible Time

 We follow monthly Bible themes through "The Children’s Bible". Using flannel boards, stories, art, memory verses, Bible songs, and Bible videos.

Technology

 Since technology plays an increasingly important role in our everyday life, we familiarize each child with computers via fun activities. The interactive games promote concept learning and helps develop cognitive and fine motor skills.

 

Children's Enrichment Center 

Preschool for Ages 2 thru TK

License # 440700992