Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is designed to serve children who are kindergarten eligible the following school year. The classroom uses thematic based learning to cover traditional preschool topics, combined with natural opportunities to practice the vocabulary and concepts in real word situations.
This class is taught by a certified speech-language pathologist with a maximum of 10-12 children, but often operates with fewer.
The Terrific Transitions Class curriculum is closely aligned with The North Carolina Common Core Standards. With a heavy focus on phonics and emerging literacy, basic math skills, writing, social skills, and overall sensory integration, the curriculum prepares students for a life-time of learning.
The class runs five days a week from 9:15 to 1:00.
TSGI takes parent communication very seriously. We provide daily summaries, often accompanied with pictures and videos, of all activities on private classroom blogs. These blogs allow us to communicate in real time with families, whose children may not be able to relay the details of their day.
Because the classroom is led by a certified clinician, keeping data and tracking progress is also important. The preschool is closed three times each year to meet individually with all families to discuss their child’s progress on speech and language goals, along with reporting on academic achievements.
Community Based Instruction
Community based instruction, or Out and About trips, are wonderful ways to provide hands on opportunities for learning. These experiences allow children to transfer their newly learned communication skills from the classroom to the ‘real world’.
Places we go on Out and About trips are places your family would often visit regularly. These visits allow structured practice of society rules, social skills, and academic vocabulary in a safe, learning environment. Some examples of our favorites are Dilworth Drug, Harris Teeter, the pumpkin patch, riding The Lynx, Imaginon, Dilworth Animal Hospital, and Fire Station #2.