CindyMy name is Cindy Johnson, and I am the TK teacher. Welcome to my class!  Light of Christ Preschool offers a Transitional Kindergarten class for those children who need an extra year between Preschool and Kindergarten. The curriculum is developmentally and academically appropriate for those turning 5 during the current school year.
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As our philosophy states, it is understood and believed that each child is a unique individual created by God who matures at his or her own rate of development. It is further recognized that children learn primarily through play, utilizing varied and appropriate "hands-on" experiences. This daily exposure to educational concepts allows learning to happen when the child is ready. So, in planning for the day, the whole child is in focus, being challenged to progress on an individual basis in all areas of growth-spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

As a result, teachable moments occur continually throughout the day. All curricular areas (art, language, math, motor skills, music, religion, science, and social studies) are incorporated into the days’ activities, while exploring a particular theme or unit of study. The themes have been designed with the children's interests and needs in mind and ensure their academic readiness for Kindergarten in line with State Standards and the Irvine School District Guidelines.

The environment is set up in such a way that learning is fun! It is inviting to the child and stimulates investigation, discovery, and interaction with the materials, other children, and adults. It nourishes the development of problem-solving, social skills, and being able to think independently. The child's self-esteem and drive for learning are continually encouraged and praised so that his or her greatest learning ability may be reached.

8C15FD8D 38EC 4D7E 81ED 2CF29B5008C4The daily program offers a routine that is flexible with a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities. There are both large and small group activities, as well as time for individual attention. In addition to those experiences, the children "work" in centers each day that provide hands-on learning in a general way for each curricular area. Various teaching methods are also used throughout the units to further accommodate each child's learning style. In this way, children feel comfortable and successful and have an enthusiastic desire to learn!  

Daily Class Schedule


9:00 Arrival (morning jobs, attendance)
9:10 Opening (announcements, share bag, prayer, Bible words, exercise song, pledges)
9:15 Jesus Time (Bible lesson using the Beginner's Bible Jesus song, circle prayer)
9:30 Center Time (Small  group cooperative play, group instruction, art, cleanup)
9:50 Frog Time (class jobs, calendar work, language, math skill development, bathroom)
10:00 Snack Time (brought from home)
10:15 Table Time (fine motor practice)
10:20 Play Time (free play, social interaction, individual instruction, art, cleanup)
10:50 Floor Time (theme-related, curricular large group activity)
11:10 Outside Time (gross motor activities, free play on playground)
11:40 Music/Movement (MTTHF), Newspapers (W)
11:50 Story Time (read and discuss theme-related books)
12:00 Closing Prayer/ Bathroom/ Lunchbox/ Playground
1:00 Dismissal

 PM Extended Day

1:00 Bathroom & Handwashing/ Rest Time
2:30 Inside Free Play/ Table Activities
3:00 Bathroom & Handwashing/ Snack
3:30 Outside Time & Cleanup
4:30 Inside Activities/Closing
5:00 Dismissal