The Transitional Kindergarten Program serves children who will turn five by December 1 of their enrollment year.
During this phase of development, children are making the connections between their world and how they can affect it. They are blossoming into young inquisitive learners who delight in responsibilities and goals. Emphasis in this class is on developing emotional, social, creative, physical and intellectual goals.
The Kindergarten program is for children who are five years in age by September 1st of the enrollment year. Both transitional kindergarten and kindergarten engage students in literacy, writing, science, artistic expression, math and engineering, through hands-on exploration and play. Concepts are experienced, played with and integrated into the minds of young learners. We emphasize the importance of children understanding and recognizing the purpose in what they do, create, and learn. Students conduct experiments in our outdoor laboratory, the tinker-lab, and express their newly found skills in their own creative way.
Children explore and work in large groups, small groups, and independently of one another through a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.
TK and Kindergarten is a full-day program in San Clemente (8:30 through 2:30) with extended day options available until 5:30.