Five Year-Old Program

(856) 429-4470

The Transitional Kindergarten Class was wonderful. Our son had a great year. He learned a lot, had fun and made new friends. I couldn’t be happier. The teachers are not only great teachers, but just great ladies. I can’t say enough positive things about you, your staff, your school. – Kim Heebner

Transitional Kindergarten

The Transitional Kindergarten Program provides a continuing creative and challenging program for children who would benefit from additional time before entering Kindergarten. Emphasis is on first hand experiences and discovery through individual and group involvement. The class provides the extra time that some children require for growth in any one or more of the following developmental areas: intellectual, emotional, social or physical. The focus of the class is to develop the whole child which is imperative for success in future schooling. The program is designed to emphasize exploration and skill building in the areas of reading readiness, math, science, fine and gross motor development, music and art.

A child who is five by October 1st is eligible for this class. The class is led by two teachers and meets five half days each week.

Reading Readiness:

  • Language Arts: encouraging children to verbalize thoughts in a group; writing and illustrating stories (child dictating-teacher transcribing); developing vocabulary; gaining awareness of print concepts
  • Left to right progression
  • Auditory Discrimination: hearing likenesses and differences in common sounds and rhythms; recognizing beginning sounds of words; rhyming
  • Visual Discrimination: seeking likenesses and differences in letters, words, pictures and geometric designs.
  • Phonics: identifying letters and their sounds
  • Listening Comprehension: sequencing; following single and multi-step directions; recalling facts and story details; answering questions such as “why,” “how” and “what do you think”


  • Understanding number sense, quantity and simple addition & subtraction concepts
  • Sequencing and patterns
  • Graphing (ways to collect and analyze data)
  • Geometry and spatial sense


  • Observation, classification and experimentation
  • Predicting and testing those predictions
  • Drawing conclusions and communicating learning

Creative Arts:

Utilization of a variety of media with emphasis on developing self-expression and creativity; supporting creative approaches to learning that are integrated throughout the curriculum

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(856) 429-4470


327 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

St Andrew's Nursery School

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