Foothill Oaks Academy is proud to offer a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten. This readiness year for four and five year old children will provide the discipline of classroom routines while offering plenty of time for free exploration. Transitional Kindergarten implements small group and "hands-on" learning in a language-rich environment, which when combined with a more structured, academic schedule will better prepare young students for success in kindergarten. In addition to laying the educational foundation necessary for successful elementary school years, TK introduces students to a variety of weekly enrichment classes taught by teachers specializing in the specific area of activity/study. They will enjoy the same enrichments as our K-8 students.
In order to prepare students for the social and academic expectations of a traditional kindergarten the following year, Foothill Oaks Academy has set the following objectives for our TK students:
In preparation for the wonderful experience of reading:
To develop oral and written language:
To prepare for math concepts:
Weekly TK enrichment classes include French, Music, technology, and campus library visitation.
We begin nurturing children in preschool at the age of two. The students experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities during the day. Each activity is designed to allow children to explore and experience their environment. Learning social skills and developing independence are important components to development at these ages. Consideration is given to the individual child in an attempt to meet their needs in a loving and supportive atmosphere of learning.
Weekly enrichment classes include music, art and campus library visitation.
FOA Preschool/TK is peanut free.
Research shows that children who attend kindergarten readiness programs like Foothill Oaks Academy's Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to do well in school and attend college. This opportunity prepares them well for success in kindergarten and beyond.