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Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

The Saint Brigid Transitional Kindergarten is designed to prepare students to start kindergarten and set the foundation for the rest of their school career. We seek to spark a child’s love of learning to set them on their academic journey on the best foot possible.
 
The TK class schedule and arrangement encourages our students to try new things so they can become more independent in learning, self-help skills, and the confidence to do things on their own. Weekly thematic units additionally incorporate our social studies, science, literature, art, crafts, and STEM activities. Our TK follows the Common Core standards as per California State Requirements.
 
The child’s social, emotional, and behavior school readiness along with strong academics are components of our program. Our students join us from a variety of learning environments, and we understand the various levels of development and skills in a 4 and 5-year-old class. To meet the needs of our students we do work as a whole group, as well as in small groups, and individually.
English Language Arts (E L A)
Our E L A is rich in children’s literature. We incorporate classic Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales as a part of our curriculum. We learn about the elements of story such as characters and settings. The students learn the letters of the alphabet: capital, lower case, and letter sounds. TK prepares the students to begin reading in kindergarten. 
 
Math
Our math program introduces patterns, shapes, and numbers 1-30. In TK we learn how to count, read, and write these numbers. We use a variety of math manipulatives, ten frames, and math journals to connect math into our daily lives.
 
Fine Motor/ Writing
Fine motor activities, playdough, and building with manipulatives are a big part of our daily activities. The writing component is through a program called, Handwriting Without Tears. We use the preschool and TK versions.
 
Science
TK students are natural scientists. We perform small experiments in the classroom to find out more about the world around us.
 
Religion
Our religion program promotes kindness, sharing, empathy, and being mindful of others. Our program incorporates weekly gospel magazines called Seeds to learn about Jesus and our world.
 
The Transitional Kindergarten day is from 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM.  We also offer an aftercare program, which is available until 6:00 PM.
 
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