Transitional Kindergarten In Massachusetts
Give your 5-Year-Old An Extra Boost Preparing For Kindergarten
Our Transitional Kindergarten is specifically designed for children who are turning 5 during the summer yet may still benefit from an additional year before entering the public school Kindergarten. We also include children with early fall birthdays who have just missed the cut-off to fill out the groups.
The children thrive in this program because it prioritizes the developmental needs of these children, specifically the needs of 5-year-olds. Five-year-olds need intellectual challenges and they crave responsibility, yet emotionally they are still building their sense of themselves among their peers.
We offer small groups, a close age-range of peers, excellent teachers, and a specifically designed curriculum that steps up the expectations from a 4-year-old group and prepares the children to be independent and confident kindergarten students.
Some reasons to consider Transitional Kindergarten in Massachusetts for your child include:
- Your child has a quiet or cautious personality and would benefit from being on the older side of his/her school cohort going forward,
- Your child is still developing “school skills” such as being able to inhibit impulses, focus on a task, or follow directions, or
- The norms in your school system are for children to enter kindergarten closer to 6 years old.
Recent research demonstrates that children who enter kindergarten with greater emotional maturity see the advantages throughout their educational path.
At The LEAP School, our teachers and directors are here to support you as you face this decision for your child. We would gladly meet with you to discuss your child’s development at any time.