At Paradise Unified, transitional kindergarten (TK) is a full day kindergarten program that builds a bridge between the preschool years and kindergarten. This developmental program acts as a link between a flexible environment and the more structured academic setting of kindergarten. Instruction will focus on literacy and numeracy along with a strong emphasis on self regulation and social engagement.
Transitional kindergarten is designed for (but not restricted to) students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 and may not be socially, developmentally, and/or academically ready for kindergarten.
Who Benefits From Transitional Kindergarten
Many parents feel that their child may not be quite ready for the academic rigor of kindergarten. These students often have a fall birthday and may still be developing skills for academic work.
Transitional kindergarten gives children the opportunity to access the kindergarten state curriculum standards in a classroom that implements small groups and "hands on" learning to provide a language rich experience.
Transitional kindergarten prepares students for the social and academic expectations of kindergarten the following year.
Informational meetings will be held at each school on 1/26/17, 6:00-7:00 PM.