In a culture that’s rushing the development and education of our children, Caldwell Academy is taking a different approach: the gift of time.
Time to develop…time to grow…time to play.
A year in Caldwell’s Transitional Kindergarten classroom gives our four and young five-year olds the necessary time to develop cognitively, emotionally and socially, and to begin mastering their fine and gross motor skills. Caldwell’s TK classroom is giving students the gift of school-readiness, shaping confident children who are ready to learn. Our TK four and five-year olds enjoy a multi-sensory approach to learning through music and art classes, daily outdoor free-play, and engaging stories. All of this engagement lays an essential foundation for learning.
Why One More Year?
We are learning through research that many children are entering Kindergarten without the necessary tools to be successful in the coming years. This deficiency is due to the fact that they were not developmentally ready for school, which is different from academic readiness (knowing how to write letters or read.) These children are falling behind, and simply are not prepared for the expectations of upper elementary school and beyond.