Our Transitional Kindergarten program is for four year old children who turn five throughout the school year. The daily program is similar to our Nursery Program, however, it offers a more challenging curriculum to meet the needs of the older preschooler. This program incorporates a variety of school readiness activities along with a balance of small and large group acivities to encourage social growth and foster independence.
The curriculm we create for our Transitional Kindergarten students is designed to meet or exceed the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. School readiness activities in pre-reading, writing, counting, number recognition and problem solving are presented in a fun but purposeful manner. The classroom environment allows the children to see letters and words on display and also written by their teachers every day. Children are exposed to a wide variety of fine motor activities that help them to develop the skills they need to write letters.
Seaside Nursery School uses the emergent reading program called The Letters of the Alphabet by Sullivan Readins Associates. This program teaches the students the sounds of the letters and basic decoding skills as well as story comprehension. Skills that were covered in our Prechool classrooms, such as letter and color identification and the concept of left to right, are reviewed with the students as well.
8:30 - 9:00 Arrival Time
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Meeting/ Calendar/ Introduce daily activities
9:15 - 10:15 Free Play: Projects/ Centers/ Snack
10:15 - 10:25 Clean Up
10:25 - 10:35 Bathroom Time
10:35 - 11:30 Outdoor Time/Gym
11:30 - 11:40 Bathroom Time
11:40 - 12:15 Switch room/ Free Play
12:15 - 12:30 End of day meeting
12:30 - 12:45 Clean up/Bathroom
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 Activity Time
2:00 - 2:45 Outdoor Play
2:45 - 3:00 Dismissal
All of the previous goals plus:
- To develop the ability to understand and use symbols in their activities and play.
- To encourage the development of role playing and dramatic play.
- To develop self control and learn to handle conflicts in socially acceptable ways.
- To develop an appropriate grasp of a writing tool.
- To begin to associate numerals and words with quantities.
- To promote the development of concepts of print and acquisition of emerging reading skills.
- To develop negotiating skills and a sense of friendship.
Transitional Kindergarten Pictures
Seaside Nursery School's teachers serve as resources and facilitators, providing support and information to both children and parents.
Transitional Kindergarten Programs
Our Transitional Kindergarten Program for children turning 5, emphasizes kindergarten readiness. The children learn math, science, language, and writing through play and projects.
Art, music, dramatic play, blocks, stories, and many group projects are part of all of our programs.
The daily routine consists of alternating periods of individual, small, and large group activities, structured and non-structured time, indoor and outdoor play. All are important to the child's total development.