A foundation for life-long learning
Initiative and social relations
Learn to be a learner.
Social and emotional development
Learn to thrive in a group outside the family. Learn to know your feelings, and talk about them.
Language and literacy
Learn how words stand for thoughts. Written words hold ideas we can share.
Mathematics learning and development
Learn counting, shapes, volumes, and time. Use these ideas to learn about the world.
Share ideas in your many languages: words, structures, paintings, organized sound, your moving body, and your ready imagination.
Movement, music and healthy lifestyles
Use your body to move in large ways and small, careful ways to do your best.
Science & Nature.
Learn how things work and why. Explore ideas that open new worlds.
Learn who you are in relationship to others in your community, your world, your history.
Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten teachers carry the Key Concepts to every teaching task choosing the appropriate teaching methods and resources to empower students. They teach Key Concepts in three important ways:
Every teacher-child interaction is a learning opportunity. Grounded in respect, love, and trust, the child learns from the teacher and the teacher from the child.
Whether a circle time or a small group orchestrated by the teacher to attend to a particular kind of learning, children learn from each other and from the teacher.
In this dynamic and sometimes extended process, the teacher integrates the key concepts into the child’s spontaneous, day-to-day discoveries, interests, and questions. Teachers also provoke the children’s curiosity with unique and intriguing ideas. In turn, each child’s experiences, personality, knowledge, skills, and interests determine what, how and even whether a child will learn from any given activity. The Trinity Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten programs provide the time, space, expertise, and guidance to prepare children for elementary school through an unhurried, child-centered set of experiences