Now enrolling for Transitional Kindergarten 2018-2019

St. Catherine of Siena

18125 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: (818) 343-9880

TK Frequent Questions and Answers

 

1. What is TK?

TK or Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

2. How are TK programs different than preschool or other child development programs offered to four-year-old children?

TK programs are not preschool classrooms or child development programs. They are part of the K-12 public school system and are the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, which uses a modified kindergarten curriculum.

 

Preschool or other child development programs prepare three and four-year-old children for school. TK is intended to support kindergarten readiness and the transition to kindergarten from the TK program.

 

TK standards include subjects. Math, English, Religion, Music and PE.

 

3. How old does the child needs to be in TK

At St. Catherine of Siena, the child needs to be four years old by September 30th

 

4. Where is the TK classroom?

TK is going to use the current Preschool building. The classroom has already all the requirements including appropriate restrooms, windows, playground, rug area, etc. and is going to be equipped with all the age appropriate teaching materials.

5. Who are the TK teachers?

Ms. Raquel Cruz and Ms. Phyllis Lieb are going to be the TK teachers.

 

Teacher Raquel Cruz has a degree in Sociology, Certificate in Teaching and earned units in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She was a Preschool teacher in the Philippines from 2002 to 2012 and has worked at St. Catherine of Siena Preschool since 2013. She also has experience with the Montessori model.

 

Teacher Phyllis Lieb is a fully credentialed teacher with 2 master’s degrees, in Elementary Education and in Special Education. She has been a teacher at St. Catherine of Siena since 2012. She is going to be a part time teacher at TK.

 

Above all, both of our teachers are devoted Catholics that see their job not just as work but as a vocation.

 

6. What is the TK schedule?

Mondays to Thursdays school begins at 7:50 and ends at 3:00pm  

Fridays school begins at 7:50 and ends at 1:00pm 

7. Can TK students stay for Extended Care?

Yes, they can stay from school dismissal to 6:00pm. The cost of extended care for 2019-2020 is $12 per month or $230 a month per child, $400 per 2 children and $600 a month per 3 or more children.

8. How much is TK tuition?

TK tuition is $5,000 a year. 10 monthly payments of $500 from August 2019 to May 2020.

9. Are there any other fees?

Yes, there is a registration fee of $500 if the registration is paid before April 30th, 2019 and $680 if the registration is paid after May 1, 2018.

10. How do I pay tuition?

Tuition is paid through a financial system called FACTS.

You need to register your bank account information and they will automatically deduct tuition every month.  

11. Are breakfast and lunch going to be provided?

Yes, if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, meals are going to be provided. If your child doesn’t qualify, you can still buy the meals from the Archdiocesan program. You can also send your child with his/her own lunch and breakfast.

12. Is TK going to wear uniform?

Yes, TK is part of the elementary school and they have their uniform. Uniforms are from Dennis School Uniforms.

Boys:

  • School polo white or navy-blue with school logo

  • Pleated navy-blue pants

  • Pleated navy-blue shorts (optional)

  • PE shirt

  • PE shorts or sweatpants

  • School jacket or school sweater

  • White or navy socks

  • Black or white tennis shoes

 

Girls:

  • School jumper

  • School polo white or navy-blue with school logo

  • Pleated navy-blue pants (optional)

  • PE shirt

  • PE shorts or sweatpants

  • School jacket or school sweater

  • White or navy socks

  • Black or white tennis shoes

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