We value childhood as a precious, unhurried time for learning, achieving and being.

Transitional Kindergarten acts as a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten. The TK program is a carefully curated learning environment that inspires children to discover, ask questions, and be challenged in all domains of learning. A play-based approach is at the root of our program, giving children the opportunity to explore and make sense of their world through their interactions with peers and in play. Children are given the opportunity to investigate in small groups, have long, meaningful conversations during group time, and follow their curiosities inside and outside of the classroom. Kindergarten readiness is multi-faceted, and we use a holistic approach as the driving force behind the careful decisions of what we explore, how, and when. 

We focus on building strong social-emotional skills that will prepare the children for problem-solving in primary school and beyond. By encouraging independence and confidence through intentionality and support, the children are able to join others in play, work out their disputes, and call on their peers for assistance.

We include life skills in our curriculum and daily routines as the children set the tables during mealtimes, clean up their own messes, and learn self-care such as dressing themselves and being responsible for their belongings. An overarching theme of respect is displayed through modeling relationships, exhibiting the cultures of all, and allowing the children freedom to be their unique selves.

Along with fostering these necessary social skills, we invite the children to begin exploring early literacy and numerical concepts by following their interests. This approach ensures that their learning is meaningful to them, and they can apply their knowledge to real-world experiences. Our print-rich environments inspire the children to recognize and name letters. Diverse and challenging materials call the children to discover the natural world, as they pose questions about science, weather, and our local environments. As we progress throughout the year, the children explore early writing opportunities and build on the ability to quantify and recognize numerical concepts such as less, more, or equal.