What is Transitional Kindergarten?
According to the California Education Code, transitional Kindergarten is defined as “the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.” Traditional kindergarten, in contrast, is a one-year program with grade-specific curriculum.
In some states, Transitional Kindergarten gives children an opportunity to begin Kindergarten, even if they are not yet old enough for Traditional kindergarten. These students are usually five years old, but their birthdays fall before the age entry cut-off.
So Transitional Kindergarten is not designed to be a preschool program. Instead, it provides students with year one of a two-year kindergarten program.
Excel Math Kindergarten Common Core lessons are ideal for a Transitional Kindergarten classroom. Here are just a few of the reasons these lessons work so well for young students:
Common Core Lessons
The lessons are age appropriate and sequential and focus on the Common Core State Standards. The unique spiraling process means students are not expected to master concepts the first time they are introduced. Rather, concepts spiral back into Guided Practice and Homework before they appear on assessments.
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