TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: HALF DaY PROGRAM
This year at Village Montessori, our Half Day TK program is open to children ages 4-5 years old. As a primary tenant of the Montessori Method, children are not grouped by age-specific curriculum. Instead, our TK curriculum and our teachers lend themselves to meeting children where they are at developmentally, regardless of age.
Our curriculum for the TK classroom is The Montessori Method combined with Balanced Literacy. Teacher-directed literacy work includes utilization of an ABC folder, letter recognition and sounds, sight words, sentence building, shared reading, etc. We utilize Montessori’s sandpaper letters, metal insets and practical life materials to develop letter formation, pencil control and pincer grasp. Our curriculum also puts an emphasis on the math and language arts areas of the classroom, making available materials that prepare children for kindergarten and hone their numeracy and literacy skills.
All students going on to kindergarten will receive two report cards during the school year and will be offered two parent-teacher conferences. All of our TK students benefit from the instruction and collaboration of our Education Director, Literacy Specialist, and our Montessori Specialist.
Children will have both a morning snack and lunch together at school.
Half Day Program
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Class instruction begins at 8:30 a.m.
This program follows the Fort Mill School District Calendar.