Transitional Kindergarten in Albany School District
My daughter was in TK last year. A different district, though – we are in Albany. We were very happy with the TK program. It was not the same as the K program. The kids weren't required to learn how to read, although they did go through the alphabet and were encouraged to write phonetically. They had some free play times as well as structured activities. I thought it was a perfect program for this age group – a bit more advanced/challenging than a typical preschool but not quite as demanding as Kindergarten.
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Transitional Kindergarten in Albany
We are looking into sending our son to Transitional Kindergarten in Albany for the 2015-2016 school year and would love to hear some feedback/advice from other parents who have experience with the school/program. Was it beneficial for your child, were you happy with the curriculum, etc.? Any advice or thoughts are appreciated! cristi
If your child is age-eligible for TK in Albany, you should sign him/her up, if for no other reason, because you'll get a huge advantage when you sign up for kindergarten the following year. Kids in TK don't have to participate in the school assignment lottery. The district assigns them whatever school and schedule they want before they run the lottery and place everyone else. TK kids also get priority for the aftercare programs. I don't know how good the actual TK program is, but if I could, I'd sign my child up it just to take advantage of the other advantages TK kids get. Not one of the lucky ones with a fall birthday