The concept of a Transitional Kindergarten has recently become popular because it is a great place to promote socialization, hands-on learning, and emergent literacy in both math and language arts.
Over the years, Kindergarten programs have become more challenging. State standards, parental expectations, and comprehensive reading and math curricula have changed the landscape for our youngest students.
Sometimes, children have a difficult time making the jump from pre-school to kindergarten. It can be hard to assimilate into a setting that is more structured and demanding, has a greater number of students, and limited personal attention. Transitional Kindergarten has grown in popularity for these reasons.
Here at Bethlehem, our modified Kindergarten curriculum will be presented at a developmentally appropriate pace. This pace allows for more repetition, the extra time needed to digest material, and the ability to clarify concepts not easily understood. As children are able to fully grasp ideas and skills, they experience increased self-confidence. Success early in the educational process leads to increased self-confidence, better peer relationships, and encourages each child to ask questions and express their voice.
For the young five-year-old student or for those children who may need an extra year to further develop academically, socially, or emotionally, our transitional classroom may be the perfect option. It can serve as the bridge to the more challenging aspects of a full day Kindergarten program. With the gift of an extra year, and plenty of individualized attention, children have the opportunity to become leaders in their classes and to come equipped with the skills necessary to be successful in Kindergarten.
If you are interested in enrolling in our Transitional Kindergarten program, please fill out this form, or contact us directly via email or phone. Or fill out registration form below.