Simply put, Transitional Kindergarten is the bridge between preschool and kindergarten. It is not just another year of preschool but it is also not as academically intense as current kindergarten practices. In out TK program, we will focus on the whole child by implementing a modified kindergarten curriculum through developmentally appropriate lessons that cover all content areas. The end of year goal is to have out students enter kindergarten armed with a strong foundation in all areas of development (cognitive, social, emotional, language, motor, etc). The academic elements will be covered through a cross content approach. For example, a study of a particular poem could incorporate word study, phonics,oral language, science, math, and writing. These lessons will be covered n a very hands-on and playful way. Children have many years of intense academics ahead of them so it is a priority to make their year in TK a war and fun experience. In addition to the academic aspects, the children will work on their critical social and emotional development. They will learn to recognize an manage their emotions and gain tools to deal with conflict. A huge benefit of attending TK at Peace Preschool is our class size. At a maximum capacity of 10 students, the teacher will be able to give much needed individualized attention to each child and lessons will be differentiated to address the range of student abilities. This is the last opportunity for your child to be one of a few instead of one of many. Transitional Kindergarten graduates of Peace Preschool will have an amazingly fun and fantastic year and be more than ready to move on to a very successful kindergarten year and feel confident and prepared for seamless transition.