At Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten we offer a TK program, which is the year prior to Kindergarten. Our TK preparation is a three-part play-based, child-centered program that consists of Early Preschool, preschool, and Transitional Kindergarten. Children attending our TK program will benefit tremendously.
Here’s a comparison of both Public vs. Private TK programs.
|Ratio is 12:1||The ratio is 24:1 with one assistant|
|Fully qualified teachers||If teachers are “grandfathered in” they don’t have to meet the additional unit requirements|
|Use a themed, child-directed, play-based curriculum, which is tailored and individualized for the child’s level. The curriculum is developed by Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten administration and skilled staff using California Learning Foundations and California Department of Education standards for preschool, TK, and Kindergarten. In many ways, our curriculum exceeds the department’s standards.||Use a standardized curriculum.|
|Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten is regulated by the Dept. of Social Services for health and safety regulations. Annual inspections are conducted and there are strict supervision regulations.||Overseen by the California Department of Education and the school district.|
|Children have nap time or resting time required by law. If not, an alternative quiet activity is offered after a rest period.||The public school does not offer a rest or nap time.|
|There are NO limitations to physical gross motor skills development. Children have longer outdoor playtime.||Limited amount of time children can be outside, running, jumping, climbing. Most of a public TK student’s day is spent indoors sitting.|
|Annual screenings are done in toddler and preschool classrooms to provide a fast and helpful look at how your child is improving in different areas of development.||Public school is limited to required instructional minutes.|
|Children are never left unattended or unsupervised throughout the day.||Children are only supervised during recess.|