A Program of Schools for Children

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a unique program designed for children who are either not quite old enough for kindergarten or just need a little more time before taking the next step. Transitional Kindergarten blends our early childhood philosophy of education with fostering the developmental skills to successfully move into kindergarten. These young explorers thrive in a challenging school environment that also supports their social and emotional growth, while building skills and confidence.

Teachers Patrick and Tiffany welcome TKers to school for the 2020 school year.

Learning Looks Like This

Students come together each week to read a Caldecott Book Award story. During one story time, students listen to the teacher read The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard. As she reads, the teacher stops and asks the students to make predictions and guides them in understanding new vocabulary. At one point a child raises her hand to ask what “faith” means when it comes up in the text. The teacher asks if anyone knows and takes some student ideas. Together, the children decide upon a meaning, and the teacher helps sum up what they have said: “Faith means believing in something that you can’t be sure is true.”

Program

The LES Transitional Kindergarten is a five-day morning
program (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) with additional options:

  • Before school (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.)
  • Afternoons (12:30 – 3:15 p.m.)
  • Afterschool (3:15 – 5:30 p.m.)

The program includes:

  • Spanish (2x/week)
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Library
  • Makerspace
  • Art Studio (with art teacher)
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Little Learner Series

Join us virtually for one of our Little Learners Series on the first Thursday of every month. This series is for parents and children ages 2 – 5. There will be stories, songs, and a variety of fun, educational activities. Invite a friend or neighbor. The Little Learners Series is free.

Register for one or more of the Little Learners Series here.