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TRANSITION CLASS

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About our Transition Care 

2 ½ - 3 ½ Years

The transition class is all about getting ready for formal education. Teachers continue to teach the children how to be more independent as they carry out their daily tasks like going to the bathroom, cleaning themselves, washing their hands, choosing work, and keeping their classroom and school environment organized, clean, and tidy.

If your child is ready to begin potty training, the teachers will work closely with the parents and the child toward a stress-free transition out of diapers. And speaking of reducing stress, we schedule restful naps from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM each day using in-classroom mats.

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Transition Care: Theory and Enrichment 

In alignment with Maria Montessori's philosophy of child development, KMA has adopted the fundamental requirements for an infant in our care to receive rapid cognitive and physical growth. In corresponds to providing, proper care, nutrition, rest, balanced environment, our academy staff is equipped to aid in the development of your child's individual being during this time in their childhood. We would love for you to go over in more extensive detail about our Transition Care Curriculum. Book a tour today!

 

Activities: 

  • Learning the basic concepts of Montessori, this includes respecting their friends, teachers, and classroom

  • Group or individual lessons on how to care for and handle schoolwork

  • Group and individual lessons on each piece of work to demonstrate the learning experience that will advance their academic and personal development

  • Circle time, where they will do calendars, sing songs, listen to stories, and share with their friends about their experiences

  • Being responsible for a daily task, this could be watering plants, sweeping, preparing the table for lunch, and being a line leader

  • Literacy and pre-reading, learning to hold their pencil to begin writing, letter recognition, letter sounds/phonic awareness, and story time

  • Math skills, including number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence, and patterning

  • Other subjects such as Science, Social Studies, Art and Crafts, Music and Movement, and Spanish. learning

Kids in Playground
Cognitive Progression & Development  
  • Improved powers of fantasy and make believe;

  • Less selfish, emerging empathic skills;

  • excellent recognition memory

  • Basic comprehension of cause and effect

Child Playing
Development of Language
  • puts at least two-three words together (sentence forming)

  • speech is 25%-50% intelligble 

  • understanding complex commands 

  • assosiation of sounds of objects with their function (doorbell/phone ring) 

Colorful Indoor Playground
Development of Movement 
  • walks more steadliy and rhythmically

  • starts to run

  • jumps without swinging arms

  • can jump down a step

  • can throw a ball without body rotation

  • uses large zippers

  • can push a tricycle with feet

  • opens doors by turning door knob

Kids in Preschool
Development of Personality 
  • beginning of self-concept and self-esteem

  • can distinguish intentional acts from unintentional ones

  • apperance of cooperation and aggression aimed at acquiring objects or privileges, but without inent to harm

  • increase in empathy 

  • understanding of the causes and consequences of basic emotions

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