Transitional Kindergarten

Meeting the Needs of Young Five Year Olds

Honey Tree provides a Transitional Kindergarten that meets the unique needs of young 5 year olds with late summer or fall birthdays. The focus is on developing and strengthening school readiness skills in a learning environment that balances play and academic experiences. Our program offers a modified kindergarten curriculum that is developmentally and age appropriate in a positive and supportive environment. The class has 12 students with a teacher and assistant teacher. Our Transitional Kindergarten accepts students who are age eligible for California public school TK, 5 years old by December 1.

Days and Times


  • Monday thru Friday (8:00 - 12:00)


  • Monday thru Thursday (12:30 - 3:30)
Young boy with laying on the floor with a column of apples to his side so he can measure his height in apples.

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for our Transitional Kindergarten class so you can know what to expect.

Activity Time Focus
Whole Group Opening 8:00 - 8:45 Greeting, Songs, Stories, Calendar, Social Studies
Small Group A 8:45 - 9:05 Language Arts:  Reading, Writing, Listening
Small Group B 9:05 - 9:25 Science or Art
Free Choice Centers 9:25 - 10:00 Manipulatives, Sensory, Art, Puzzles, Games, Blocks/Engineering
Snack 10:00 - 10:15  
Outdoor Play 10:15 - 11:00 Sand, Water, Swings, Slides, Bikes, Balls, Climbing, Grass activities
Whole Group Instruction 11:00 - 11:30 Math or Science
Lunch 11:30 - 11:50  
Closing and Dismissal 11:50 - 12:00 Story, Goodbyes