Transfiguration Nursery School
For over 50 years, Transfiguration Nursery School has helped preschoolers enjoy learning and growing. Three, four, and young five year olds participate in programs designed especially for their abilities and interests. The school's environment is designed for children. Visitors to Transfiguration Nursery School enter through a playground filled with a variety of climbing, sliding, riding, and digging activities. Large motor skills are developed as children climb and ride the bikes. A brightly decorated hallway leads to many separate rooms: the Big Room, Art Room, Dress-up Room, and the Computer Room. This unique floor plan offers a cheerful, home-like setting designed to encourage every aspect of the child's growth:
- Creativity - every room offers activities and materials ideal for young minds and hands to explore and share new experiences with paint, play dough, magnets, blocks, costumes, and even shaving cream!!
- Physical Ability - outdoor toys and playground structures keep everyone busy learning new skills in a friendly, physically challenging and safely enclosed yard.
- Cognitive Skills - calendar, finger-plays, songs, Legos, and geoboards are part of a program that helps children learn to count, learn their "A B C's" and help begin to understand the world in which they live.
- Social Expertise - from birthday parties to our traditional Thanksgiving "feast" to Purple Day (your child will tell you all about that day)... every day is special when it's shared with a friend. Self-confidence, self-respect, and respect for others are important lessons to learn at school.
- Emotional Health - smiles, hugs, and positive reinforcements accompany all activities that help each child participate at her or his own ability level. Individual success as well as individual praise is part of the curriculum at Transfiguration Nursery School.
Each nursery school class has three experienced and well-qualified teachers. They all work closely with Nursery School Director Karen Indorante to ensure that every child is given individual attention and the opportunity to learn at their own speed. Each teacher understands the needs and abilities of even the youngest child and Ms. Indorante and her staff have developed a program for each age group. Every child in the school enjoys personal attention, rewarding interpersonal activities with their classmates, challenging new experiences, and colorful hands-on projects. Every activity at Transfiguration is geared to your child's ability:
Three year olds entering Transfiguration receive extra special attention to make their first time at school as enjoyable as possible. The three year old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00 noon.
Your child will learn a new color every day, have fun with some traditional Nursery Rhymes, share their favorite Teddy Bear on Bear Day, wear their pajamas on Pajama Day, and celebrate every holiday and birthday on the calendar. Social skills and self-esteem begin to grow in these three year olds.
Four year olds and young fives continue to learn and experience new and exciting skills as they play with their friends old and new. The four year old and young five year old classes meet Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00 or afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30.
Your child has a longer attention span and a zillion questions about himself and the world around him. Four year olds and young five year olds will learn colors, shapes, and the alphabet. They will have interesting and informative learning units on the solar system and space, dental health, nutrition, plants, animals and they will participate in our Olympics Day. Highlights of the four year old program include chaperoned field trips to the pumpkin farm, library, CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point, Indian Springs Park and a grocery store. Our year-end graduation picnic is a real celebration!!
Pre-Kindergarten is an addition to the regular four year old and young five year old class. The class is designed to answer the needs of children entering Kindergarten the following September. This limited enrollment class meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 beginning in October.
The individual success of each child is the key to a carefully sequenced and comprehensive readiness program. The Lippincott Beginning Readiness Program helps each child build their own shapebooks to guide them through the skills and concepts necessary to insure later success in reading, writing, science, mathematics, and social studies. Your child will improve his or her auditory and visual discrimination, practice oral expression, and develop fine motor skills that require good eye-hand coordination. Learning is made interesting with cutting, pasting, tracing, folding, and creating. Children will learn to listen and follow directions so they don't miss any of the fun!
Transfiguration is a place for children... a place to play and learn and grow.
For more information:
Karen Indorante, Director