MJCCA’s Transitional Kindergarten Makes Impact on Educational Development


The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to announce that The Weinstein School preschool will be adding a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes begin August 6, 2018. The Weinstein School is located at the MJCCA, at Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody).

“Transitional Kindergarten is ideal for children with late birthdays, or children who, after completing Pre-K, may benefit from a small class size and a progressive curriculum, which can strengthen emotional, social, and/or physical development,” says Kim Sucan, MJCCA Director of Preschools. “Our Transitional K program is the perfect combination of progressive academic learning, and a warm, nurturing environment,” Sucan adds.

According to a study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), students who attend Transitional Kindergarten, prior to kindergarten enrollment, are more advanced than their peers in language, reading, and math, amounting to as much as a five-month head start in kindergarten.

The Weinstein School’s Transitional Kindergarten curriculum features:
 Zoophonics, develops reading and literacy skills through phonemic awareness, shared reading, and interactive read-alouds.

 Everyday Math, provides a hands-on approach to mathematics, including numbers and numeration; operations and computation; data and chance; measurement and reference frames; geometry; patterns; functions, and algebra.

 Handwriting Without Tears, provides multisensory, developmentally appropriate strategies for early writing.

 Science and Social Studies stem from the children’s natural curiosities through a project-based learning approach, and teaches problem-solving and communications skills.

 Enrichment Activities offer students the opportunity to participate in music and movement, physical education, Judaics, art, drama, and indoor swimming.

Classes are 30 minutes per session, instructed by certified teachers trained in each core area, and provide a 1:8 teacher to student ratio. Transitional K is offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

As an added convenience, students will have the option to go directly from Transitional K class to Club J, the MJCCA’s highly regarded, safe and meaningful after-school program, offered to Pre-K – 5th graders for an additional cost.

For more information, or to enroll, contact Kim Sucan, Director of MJCCA Preschools, at 678-812-3834, or kim.sucan@atlantajcc.org.

About The Weinstein School

The Weinstein School is accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which is awarded to less than seven percent of all preschools in the nation. The preschool is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Flexible school options are available, including: full- and half-day programs for children ages six weeks through Pre-K. The school is staffed with highly trained teachers who explore, nurture, and ensure self-discovery. The Weinstein School benefits from the MJCCA’s 52-acre campus, with its state-of-the-art sports facilities, including: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gymnasiums, tennis courts, lake, and a children’s discovery center, among a host of other amenities. In addition to The Weinstein School, the MJCCA has a second, nationally accredited preschool, The Sunshine School, located at Temple Kol Emeth in East Cobb County.

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Kim Sucan
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