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Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Every Year Counts!

Our youngest students learn by doing each and every day.

In preparing young learners for the elementary experience at Prospect Sierra, our transitional kindergarten builds pre-academic skills beyond the preschool experience and provides students with daily opportunities to:

  • Practice the social-emotional skills needed to identify their feelings
  • Practice problem solving with friends so that they can function happily as a group
  • Develop an awareness, appreciation, and responsibility to the natural world through daily outdoor explorations
  • Engage in physical learning and play that will aid in their gross and fine motor development, as well as tap into their natural curiosity about the world around them

Rich with a diversity of literature, students will see themselves and their peers reflected in their environment. Because of our mission to develop in students the skills to build a better world, heavy emphasis at this stage will be in getting to know one’s self and sharing of that self in various ways with peers.

We want students from a young age to recognize that identity matters, and feel that they are known deeply within the school community. The school and surrounding environment then become a safe place to explore, play, and delve deeply into new learning, taking risks to try new things while being gently guided along the way.

A Day in the Life of a TK Student

  • Full day schedule from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Flexible extended care program with before school care starting at 8 am, and after school coverage until 6:00 pm every day
  • Two dedicated and passionate Transitional Kindergarten teachers with 16 students
  • Weekly specialist classes such as art, music, library, science/gardening, and PE
  • Housed in their own learning space but connected to the K-4 campus
  • Daily morning meetings that include songs and stories, exposure to letters and sounds, and counting games and calendar activities
  • Indoor and outdoor learning and play
  • Arts-based activities
  • Conversations about being a classroom community, mutual respect, and cooperation
  • Opportunities to develop empathy for others and for the natural world
  • Daily fine and gross motor activities
  • A commitment to helping students practice mindfulness as a way to be present and intentional in their interactions and learning
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