Transitional Kindergarten

We provide a transitional kindergarten environment for our 4- to 5-year-olds. They have a daily schedule that includes centers or activities for small groups including dramatic play, a book center, a block area, manipulative free art activities, and writing, math and science activities. The interest areas are structured to complement our theme for the week. There is also a time for outdoor play and circle activities. The primary focus of this curriculum is to develop foundational pre-academic skills for reading, math and writing, as well as to further develop cooperative interactions with adults and peers. This age group is being prepared to learn the skills to be successful in kindergarten.

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Kindergarten

We offer a full day kindergarten program for children ages 4 ½ -5 ½, following the California State educational standards.  The curriculum includes Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Math, Science and Social Studies to prepare students to enter first grade in public school.  Before and after-school care, lunch and snacks will be provided, as well as dance and music classes.   The class size is limited to nine children (public school kindergarten typically has 18-25 students per class), so the students receive more personal instruction.

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Private Versus Public

Most school districts now offer transitional kindergarten programs to help prepare young children for elementary school on the public school campus (grades kindergarten to fifth).  Private transitional kindergarten programs also provide the same preparation, with a smaller class size in an environment geared specifically for young children. There are many factors to consider when choosing a transitional kindergarten

program for your child.

 

All school districts also offer kindergarten classes, but many are only half-day programs (8:30 to 11:30 am).  We offer a full day (8:30 am to 3:30 pm) kindergarten program, which includes before and after school care.  This program is structured to prepare students to enter first grade with all of the academic and social skills necessary to meet or exceed grade level standards.

ABC School House

  • Class Size: 8-12 Students

  • Before & After-School Care included in tuition

  • Lunches & Snacks provided

  • Enrichment: Music & Dance class included in tuition

  • Academic approach to learning

Burbank Unified School District

  • Class Size: 18-25 Students

  • Before & After-School Care at additional cost

  • Lunches & Snacks brought from home or at additional cost

  • Enrichment: May be provided at an additional cost.

  • Developmental approach to learning

What Parents Say

"ABC School house was a blessing from day one, for my son and I. After my local, home-daycare suddenly closed, I searched high and low for a daycare/preschool that fit our needs as well as my budget. ABC school house not only did that, but they provided a safe and nurturing environment for my son to learn and grow. Apart from the daily
breakfasts and lunches provided, a huge bonus was the summer program - filled with daily activities such as water play and music time - but also weekly guests such as pony rides and a reptile wrangler! I also got to enjoy some of the most recent updates such as pin-based log in/out system as well as photo updates on the Kinderlime app when
the kids do special activities! I am so sad to leave and not enjoy those new features more- but I can say my child was MORE than prepared for his first day of Kindergarten thanks to the wonderful teachers at this wonderful pre-school.
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-Jess M.