Transitional Kindergarten FAQ's

"The things that make me different are the things that make me." - Winnie the Pooh

What is Transitional Kindergarten?  

A Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. It is a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd.

What are the benefits of TK?  

TK offers an additional year of school to younger students. TK provides children with an opportunity to learn in an enriching and academically challenging environment that nurtures their growth.

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Crestview's band

How is TK different than preschool? 

The expectations and curriculum in TK are different from preschool. TK is a part of an elementary program. TK builds on the skills children may have learned in preschool to ensure they begin Kindergarten with confidence.

How is TK different than traditional Kindergarten?  

The curriculum in TK is modified to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of younger children. The TK component includes more opportunities for social-emotional, language development and communication through dramatic play, small group instruction, and intentional teaching through hands-on activities.


How long is the TK day?

The hours of the TK component match those of our Kindergarten program, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What grade will students enter upon completion of the TK program?

Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program. In most cases, students will be ready to move to Kindergarten at the end of the year. For students who demonstrate strong academic and socio-emotional growth, and skills match those of their kindergarten peers entry to first grade will be considered.

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How many students will be accepted for the 2023-2024 TK component?

Since students will be joining the kindergarten class, only a small cohort of 4-6 students will be accepted.

What are the extended day opportunities for TK students?

Students have the same access to our extended day program as all other students at Crestview.