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Natomas USD - Transitional Kindergarten - Brochure

Natomas USD - Transitional Kindergarten - Brochure

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“I’m so glad we made the choice to
 enroll our son in transitional
kindergarten. He’s very confident in
 
school now and he’s excited to learn
 
more.” 
 
Why is Transitional KindergartenGood for Kids?
Transitional kindergarten provides children withan opportunity to learn in an enriching andacademically challenging environment thatnurtures their growth. Research shows thatchildren who attend kindergarten readinessprograms like transitional kindergarten are morelikely to do well in school and attend college.Parents all over California recognize the benefitsof transitional kindergarten, and many parentshave already been enrolling their children insimilar programs, public and private, for years.Offering transitional kindergarten will help all of our kids get the best start possible, withcurriculum that is designed just for them.
How Can I Learn More? 
To learn more about transitional kindergartenin your area callFor answers to some frequently asked questionson transitional kindergarten, visit
What Happens in aTransitional KindergartenClassroom?
In transitional kindergarten, teachers helpchildren develop social skills through activitiesthat build confidence and communication. Theyalso expose children to reading and math in anexciting, interactive way by using educationalgames to teach children about words andsentences and help them understandmathematical concepts like counting andpatterns.
Classroom facility and teacher:
Transitional kindergartners
 
have their ownclassroom with their own credentialedteacher.
Length of school day:
They go to schoolMonday through Friday for a half-dayprogram.
 Shared activities:
They participate in allkindergarten activities such as P.E. and finearts throughout the year.
 Curriculum and learning:
They learnimportant new skills that build on whatthey may have learned in preschool andhelp them adjust to the elementary schoolenvironment.
Learning environment:
They learn byworking with the teacher in small and largegroups and also have opportunities forindependent exploration.
 
-Transitional Kindergarten Parent 
 
(916) 567-5430 or (916) 561.5288
 
www.natomas.k12.ca.us

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