Teacher - Suzanne Korkus
Assistant Teacher - Denise Waslo
Class Requirements - Five years old by November 1
Class Size - 15 maximum
Days - Monday thru Thursday
Class Times - 8:45am - 11:45am
Tuition - $245/month
The 4-day Transitions Kindergarten class is designed for those children who have turned 5 in the summer or early fall just missing the kindergarten age cutoff date. The 4 Day Transitional Kindergarten curriculum includes reading, language, handwriting, sign language and communication skills, mathematics and science exploration.
We believe that children learn best through interacting with their environment, people, and by participating hands-on. We offer many opportunities to manipulate, discover, observe, reflect, experiment, and question, so that children can create their own conclusions and knowledge.
Pre-Kindergarten students are immersed in a myriad of experiences that emphasize risk taking, experimentation and exploration. Much of the work is bulky and three dimensional, but a portfolio and writing journal is kept for each student to provide a chronological sampling of their two-dimensional work and writing.
By the temptation of a challenge, practicing what they learn through repetition, and developing new skills, children develop competence. They are encouraged to feel the full range of emotions, so they understand and respect themselves and others, and develop self-confidence and resilience.
Students enjoy the class mascot, Snickers, who gets to go home with the children. Snickers has his own carrier and a journal. Students are encouraged to draw or write about their experience with Snickers.
All students participate in the Annual My School Preschool Art Show. The children's work is displayed in our "Art Gallery." They take the role of an "Art Docent" and tour their family through the gallery. The evening concludes with songs and creative movement.
Field trips have included Lutherlyn Nature Center, Succop Nature Park, and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.