Transitional KG

Our Full Time & Part Time Transitional kindergarten Program will be one of the best in the area.  Our Part Time Transitional Kindergarten operates during the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. We’ll offer small class sizes & more individualized attention. The Transitional Kindergarten Program is designed to provide a child-centered, literacy-focused curriculum to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn. We follow ABeka curriculum that is dedicated to providing quality education from a Christian perspective and focuses on build a strong foundation for school success. Teachers provide a balance of structure and self-direction, so children’s developmental skills and self-esteem are enhanced. We work to incorporate children who come part day into a consistent social group with children who come full days. The class will be taught by a teacher with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education. Children independence is encouraged and successful experiences are distinguished. Our program offers a learning environment with:

  • Low student-to-teacher ratios that allow specific instruction to support individual learning needs
  • Reading, history, mathematics, science/ health, and English programs that provide a basis and practice in important academic skills.

The classroom arrangement is well organized and stocked learning areas sets the framework for the curriculum, where learning through play is the focal point. The daily schedule allows for an appropriate balance of active and quiet, large and small group, child-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities. Other core learning activities areas such as block, housekeeping, dramatic play, science, foreign language, art, music and movement, sand/water play are integrated throughout the day to provide engaging, meaningful experiences. Each month you will receive a parent newsletter that contains your child’s classroom news and to keep you informed of school events and weekly report to inform you of your child’s progress. To be eligible for enrollment in our Part Time Transitional Kindergarten program, a child must be less than 6 years old by October 16 of the upcoming school year. Children who will not be 5 by October 16 must enroll in the Transitional Kindergarten Full Time program.

For more information about ABeka  Curriculum please click on http://www.abeka.com/

Flexible Before & After School Care hours are available for the Part Time Transitional Kindergarten

If a parent chooses the Before & After Care options, children may be dropped off at his/her classroom, at 7:00am. After completing his/her day in the classroom at 1:30pm, children will have free time to unwind and play in centers. They will then have quiet time followed by an afternoon snack. In the afternoon, after snack and cleanup time, if the weather is nice, they will spend time in the playground. The Before and After care for the P.T. Transitional Kindergarten hours are from 7:00- 8:30am to 1:30-6:00pm with an additional cost.

Ages: 4 to 5 years Child/Staff Ratio: 12:1 NC Regulation: 20:1
Ages: 5 to 6 years Child/Staff Ratio: 18:1 NC Regulation: 25:1

We have a five day program in our center for children ages 4 to 5 years old and 5 to 6 years old (Less than 6 by Oct. 16) . The operational hours for the Transitional Kindergarten Full Time program (4-5 years old only) is from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and the Transitional Kindergarten Part Time program (5-6 years old less than 6 by Oct. 16) is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Language and Speaking Skills
    • Tell personal information
    • Retell a short story in correct order
    • Recall details when being read a story
    • Participate in group discussions
    • Speak using complete sentences
  • Reading Skills
    • Find the differences between pictures/symbols/letters
    • Identify letters in first name
    • Begin to identify letter sounds
    • Sort pictures according to appropriate groups
  • Spelling Skills
    • Use abstract symbols as written words or letters
    • Begin to write letters in name
  • Writing Skills
    • Hold pencil correctly
    • Generate own story
    • Participate in group activities related to stories
    • Write first name
  • Social and Emotional Skills
    • Follow simple rules
    • Use creative thinking skills and imagination to solve problems
    • Work cooperatively with and show respect to classmates
    • Develop and use rational and critical thinking
  • Math- Number Insight
    • Meaningful count (0-10)
    • Read numbers (0-10)
    • Rote count to 100
  • Math- Measurement
    • Compare quantities (more, less, equal, unequal)
    • Compare objects (size, height, weight, length)
    • Compare volume (more, less)
    • Compare area (big, small)
  • Math- Operations
    • Count manipulative
  • Math- Patterns
    • Observe and create different patterns involving everyday life
    • Identify and continue a pattern with materials
    • Identify basic shapes
    • Sort materials by common features
    • Create and experience graphs
    • Develop own patterns
  • Art
    • Use colors that are real and imaginary in artwork
    • Explore and create individual projects with all types of
      art mediums
    • Experiment with creating different textures in play dough
      and clay
    • Develop art appreciation
  • Science- Attitudes and Habits
    • Display a curiosity about the world
    • Cooperate with classmates to solve problems
    • Understand that questioning is part of the scientific process
    • Discover ways scientists make observations and
      solve problems
    • Participate in experiments to solve a problem
  • Science- Development of Concepts
    • Identify and explain that descriptions about natural
      occurrences can be sorted in different ways
    • Identify that in the natural world cause-and- effect
      relationships exist
    • Use and design models to understand natural occurrences
    • Recognize that in the natural world change occurs
    • Identify the relationship between the function of an organism
      and its structure
  • Science- Health
    • Describe how different people and places can give us help
      when needed
    • Name ways to avoid germs
    • Give examples of nutritious snacks
    • Describe proper dental care
    • Identify reasons for talking to an adult before using any
      unknown substance
  • Science- Physical Growth
    • Play simple, non-competitive games
    • Demonstrate understanding of simple concepts (up, down,
      high, low)
    • Display a sense of risk-taking
    • Balance body while doing simple stunts
    • Catch a large object with two hands
    • Ride a tricycle
    • Run, jump and hop
  • Social Studies
    • Introduction of a calendar
    • Compare how clothing differs because of the changes in
      weather
    • Recognize that accepting responsibility and having rules is
      important
    • Describe the different ways families celebrate special events
      or holidays
    • Demonstrate appropriate ways to communicate wants or
      needs
  • Music
    •  Use different movements (clap, stomp, pat, jump) and play a
      steady beat with a group
    • Sing, using voices that are fast or slow, loud or soft
    • Change voice to match different pitches
    • Make up own songs

Transitional Kindergarten Daily Schedule

8:30am-9:00am Greet Children / Free Play / Books/Games
9:00am-9:30am Circle Time – Pledge, Songs, Calendar, Weather, Daily News, “Show and Tell” (Fridays Only)
9:30am-10:00am Language Arts
10:00am-10:20am **Bathroom Break / Wash Hands/Morning Snack Time
10:20am-11:00am Center Time/Teacher -Directed Small Group Activities
11:00am-11:20am Math
11:20pm-11:45am Science / Social Studies
11:45am-12:00pm Teacher-Directed Activity / Prepare to Go Home / Bathroom
12:00pm-12:30pm Playground / Indoor Movement Activities
12:30pm-12:45pm **Bathroom Break / Wash Hands for Lunch
12:45pm-1:15pm **Lunch Time
1:15pm-1:30pm Story Time and Dismissal

*Click here to go to the page describing our Learning Centers
**Transitional Routines include bathroom, potty training, hand washing, and cleanup