Warren Consolidated Schools will continue to offer the Transitional Kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year.
Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK, is created for students who would benefit from an additional year of growth between preschool and kindergarten.
The program integrates academics with critical social and emotional development standards, allows students to take advantage of the benefits of entering kindergarten at an older age, and ensures students have the opportunity for a full-year of school in a student-directed active learning environment before entering kindergarten.
The Warren Consolidated Transitional Kindergarten program is a FREE, full-day program that will focus on social/emotional development, oral language, fundamental literacy skills, balanced literacy, and mathematics.
“The Transitional Kindergarten program will provide a solid foundation for students who are not quite ready for kindergarten,” Chief Academic Officer Joseph Konal said. “Despite the new age requirement that students must turn the age of 5 on or before September 1, the state still allows parents to sign a waiver to start kindergarten if they turn 5 before December 1.”
“Younger students or those with limited preschool experience may find the typical kindergarten program overwhelming,” Konal said. “The TK program will give these students a greater opportunity for success once they start kindergarten the following year.”
Students benefiting most from the Transitional Kindergarten program are those who turn 5 years-old after the September 1 kindergarten entry deadline. Placement in the program is based on parental request, kindergarten readiness assessment, and teacher recommendation.
The Transitional Kindergarten program is available to district residents, as well as out of district Macomb County residents, through the Schools of Choice program.
Transitional Kindergarten integrates academics with critical social and emotional development standards for students not ready for traditional kindergarten.