Transitional Kindergarten

Our Transitional Kindergarten Program Can Give Your Five-Year-Old an Extra Boost in Preparing for Kindergarten

Looking for a transitional kindergarten near you? Look no further than The LEAP School. Our leading transitional kindergarten in MA is specifically designed for children who are turning 5 during the summer yet may still benefit from an additional year before entering 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 transitional school program because it prioritizes the developmental needs of these children, specifically the needs of 5-year-olds. 5-year-olds need intellectual challenges and they crave responsibility, yet emotionally they are still developing their emotional intelligence and 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 exhibits a quiet or cautious personality and would benefit from being an older member of their class going forward,
  • Your child is still developing “school skills” like being able to manage self-help needs or focus on a task, or
  • In your school system, the norm is 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.