Sprouts Academy

Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum

Student-Teacher Ratio 12:2

Is your child ready for kindergarten but is still waiting to start? We offer a developmentally appropriate Transitional Kindergarten program to prepare your child confidently for public school. Your child will be introduced to basic kindergarten concepts in a fun and nurturing atmosphere. If your child has completed our Pre-K program or an equivalent program, they would benefit from this class. Class time is spent reviewing the concepts taught in Pre-K and covering approximately the first half of a kindergarten program. 

Phonemic Awareness
Before they begin to read, it is important for children to hear and distinguish between words, sounds, and syllables in speech. 

  • Rhyming
  • Syllables
  • Onset/Rimes
  • Segmenting and blending
  • Recognizing letters and sounds 
  • Identify all upper and lower case letters and sounds
  • Begin to read CVC words
  • Begin to read sight words

Early Writing
Writing in class will begin with practicing fine motor control and stroke lines, then develop into letter formation and early writing strategies.

  • Write first name
  • Print many upper and lowercase letters

We spend a lot of time reading, extending literary themes into the classroom. The goal is to help our students love to learn through reading. 

  • Learn simple physical attributes of a book, such as the author and illustrator, front cover and back cover, table of contents, etc…
  • Retell and sequence stories
  • Explore cause and effect 
  • Recognize conflict and resolution 
  • Build new vocabulary words
  • Tell an original story with pictures 

Children can discover so much through art. Their is no right or wrong answer! It develops their confidence about being an individual and allows for self-expression that early writing cannot always do. 

  • Explore different tools to make art
  • Collaborate to solve artistic problems
  • Gain skills in creating art 
  • Use materials safely
  • Create art that represents real or imagined environments

Music helps children learn the sounds and meanings of words. They also develop memory skills. When they dance and manipulate instruments, they are developing fine and gross motor skills. They are invited to express themselves. Music also challenges their minds and bodies to collaborate.

  • Explore music concepts
  • Express music ideas
  • Learn the importance of practice 
  • Perform music for self and others
  • Identify contrasts in music
  • Investigate expressive qualities of music

Physical Education
PE does not only promote a healthy lifestyle, it teaches social skills like team work, taking turns, cheering for each other, and good sportsmanship. While challenging themselves physically, pre-kindergarteners can also improve their self-confidence and strengthen friendships.

  • Locomotor/nonlocomotor skills 
  • Balance 
  • Follow rhythmic patterns 
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Hand dribbling
  • Kicking and passing
  • Striking with a bat or paddle

Math is so much fun! Before understanding symbols, kids need to understand things on a concrete level. They start this process by using manipulatives and concrete objects. After they can think this way they can then understand more abstract concepts.  

  • 1 to 1 correspondence counting 
  • Identify and write numbers from 1-20
  • Count up to 20 objects
  • Orally count to 100
  • Data and graphing
  • Organize and sort into categories
  • Add and subtract numbers within 10
  • Identify and name two- dimensional and three-dimensional shapes
  • Use simple shapes to make larger shapes 
  • Sequencing and patterns 
  • Measuring 

Children are natural scientists! They are curious, energetic and love to experiment. it is important that they develop this love of exploring the world around them for their future learning. In our class we use a lot of hands-on, indoor and outdoor experiments to learn how to make predictions and observations. Rather than mastering facts, this stage of learning is all about exploring and making observaions. 

  • Force and motion
  • Sunlight energy
  • Living things
  • Weather patterns
  • Earth and human activity
  • Engineering and design

Social Studies
Through social studies, children gain an understanding of the world around them and their immediate environment.

  • Identify the people who make and carry out rules at school
  • Understand the purpose of rules at school and in the classroom 
  • State own viewpoint and listens to others viewpoints
  • Learn some U.S. National holidays and people and events associcated with them
  • Recognizing the parts of a calendar system
  • Learn the basic concept of a map, land and water, and that the world is full of different cultures
  • Reflect on how their personal experience differs from other countries and other time periods

Social  & Emotional Skills
Kindergarten can be a big adjustment. Our transitional program aims to teach necessary social skills that will help our students prepare with confidence and awareness in the way they interact and solve problems with one another. 

  • Recognize and express personal emotions
  • Recognize other’s feelings through communication and cues such as facial expressions and body language
  • Learn the importance of self-calming strategies
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Communication strategies
  • Peer relationship strategies
  • Gain collaborative skills through partner and group work
  • Learn the value of friendship and how to be a good friend

*Students will need to bring their own lunch

2024-2025 Transitional Kindergarten Schedule

M.T.Th.F 11:00-2:00
Age 5 by 6/1/25
$485 monthly
$125 Registration Fee