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 critical 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 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. Each child’s experience, 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.