Private vs Public Preschool

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

Private                                                                                    Public

Ratio is 12:1The ratio is 24:1 with one assistant
Fully qualified teachersIf 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.