Calvary Day School is committed to meeting the needs of all of our students. In an effort to reach all of our students where they are in their development journey, Calvary identified the need for the addition of a full-day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. This program is specifically tailored to provide students with the “gift of time” before entering a formal Kindergarten program.
What is TK? TK is an all-day program that provides an opportunity to ease the transition from Preschool to Kindergarten while experiencing a longer day (8:15 am - 3:00 pm), lunch at school, and designated rest time. While academic objectives are similar in nature to traditional Kindergarten, with small class size and more individualized instruction, TK provides an environment conducive to social and emotional growth and maturity. This allows the “gift of time” without repeating a grade and/or curriculum.
There are many benefits to giving children another year to develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically as well as increasing their executive functioning skills.
Students in the TK program will also be able to participate in the Calvary After School Care Program, allowing flexibility for their family, if needed. To be eligible for this class, the student must turn 5 by the first day of school and must have completed a four-year-old program.