HANDS-ON EXPLORATION and EMOTIONAL GROWTH
Saint Anne School’s Transitional Kindergarten (“TK”) is a Catholic, standards-based, Pre-Kindergarten program. It is founded in a philosophy of discovery and learning through engagement, play, and social interaction. Learning is enriched through reading, games, interactive and dramatic play, music, art, technology, physical activity, and prayer. We create an educational and caring environment for each student so they are able to grow through hands-on learning and individualized instruction. Cooperation and collaboration are the dual pillars of learning in our TK classroom.
Teachers will observe, encourage, guide, and support the growing child by providing a stimulating classroom, modeling kind words and actions, and will help develop children’s intellectual, social, and emotional skills with firm, loving, and consistent interaction.
Learning Centers in TK include:
- Reading corner for development of listening, storytelling skills, and early literacy
- SMARTBoard Technology for interactive learning opportunities located in a space that allows for movement, expression, dance, etc.
- Blocks to build houses and other buildings
- Dramatic play, dress up and house corner
- iPads and software for age-appropriate counting and literacy games
- Painting easels for artistic expression and exploration
- An extensive selection of hands-on learning games for individual and collaborative learning
- Water and sand play tables for tactile learning
- Listening area to enhance auditory learning and literacy
- Activities to achieve the standards-based curriculum
Transitional Kindergarten Teaching and Learning Standards
Click below to view the Transitional Kindergarten Teaching and Learning Standards of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Department of Catholic Schools.
Saint Anne School offers a 5-day, full-time Transitional Kindergarten, operating from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm daily, with 1:00 pm dismissal on Wednesdays. On-site after-school care is available daily until 6:00 pm.