Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten 4 – 5 years

Our pre-kindergarten curriculum further prepares your child for school and future educational success by building literacy, math, science, art and motor skills. The program incorporates award-winning educational software programs and basic Spanish language classes. Social skills are further developed in a daily group sharing and discussion time.  Children’s confidence and curiosity continue to build through field trips and curriculum-based adventures.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Free PlayChildren arrive and engage in self-guided play, all centers are open.
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Breakfast
8:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Circle Time and Learning CentersThis morning time allows children to meet together as a group, discuss the calendar and daily events. Children participate in free play with theme-related learning centers, including technology software, that are open at all times to offer them choices on how they’d like to learn and play.
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.Group ActivitiesChildren participate in Smart Board sessions or various theme-related activities, including math and science. Transitional Kindergarten students work on alphabet-focused activities or journaling, etc.
10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.Outdoor Play and Enrichment ActivitiesWeather permitting, children engage in physical fitness and outdoor play. If weather does not permit, children participate in cooperative games and gross motor activities.
11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.LunchA hot, nutritious lunch is provided. Children gain valuable social skills and healthy eating habits are encouraged during this time.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Rest PeriodChildren rest quietly as they prepare for a fun afternoon. Quiet music is played. Individual activities are provided as children awaken or those who do not sleep.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.SnackChildren are provided with a yummy afternoon snack.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Group ActivityTransitional Kindergarten students participate in “show and tell,” small group activities.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Learning Centers and Enrichment ActivitiesOur students participate in additional open-ended learning activities. Soccer Shots and music enrichment activities are offered.
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Outdoor Play and Learning CentersWeather permitting, children engage in physical fitness and outdoor play. If weather does not permit, children participate in cooperative games and gross motor activities.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Learning CentersAs the day draws to an end, children enjoy group games and free play at all open learning centers, which include music, sensory play, art, and more! The end of the day is brought to a close with storytime!

“Cranfield has prepared our 5-year old very well for kindergarten! It is clear that the teachers truly care about the kids and each child’s well-being.”

– Cranfield Parent