Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

AM Class: $3100
NEW PM class: $3100

Transitional Kindergarten is geared to the students who would benefit from a bonus year to grow before entering the rigors of Kindergarten. Students in this class often, but are not required, have late fall birthdays. An extra year of maturity can greatly impact a child’s social emotional growth as well as their academic progress. This program follows a modified Kindergarten curriculum that mirrors concepts students will be learning when they move to that level.  Students work in centers on academic concepts that provide a smaller ratio of child to teacher and allows us to focus on the skills we are working on with each student on a more in-depth level. TK gives your child the confidence to enter Kindergarten and be successful in the classroom.  Enrichment classes are also available for this age to build their stamina for a full day Kindergarten.

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Teachers

Anita Ricci

Mrs. Ricci eagerly takes on a new role at MCNS as she becomes the lead teacher for our Transitional Kindergarten.  Previously, Anita taught our enrichment Yoga class.  She comes with a multitude of early childhood experience including a permanent New York State certification in elementary education and a  Master’s Degree in Education.  Anita began her teaching career in the Hilton Central School District as a multi-age classroom teacher for 5 years.  For the past 20 years, she has enjoyed raising her 3 boys and taking care of several educators children during the school year.  Most recently she became certified in yoga instruction for children.  She has a passion for early learning and combining the benefits of yoga into her classroom.  Anita brings a personal connection to her students at MCNS as she helps them grow and learn through encouragement.  In her free time, she enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, reading, yoga practice, hiking and spending time with her husband, Fred, and their three boys, Hayden, Anthony and Cole at plays/musicals as well as on the football field.

Tamara Orduna

Tamara comes to MCNS after being a part of our community as a parent and volunteer for several years.  Her daughter was a Pre-K graduate of MCNS 3 years ago.  Tamara is an active member of the Honeoye Falls Community.  She joined us mid year in the Transitional Kindergarten program and as proved to be a essential member of the team and classroom.