The Marcus JCC’s Weinstein School is adding a transitional kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year.

“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,” said Kim Sucan, the Marcus JCC’s director of preschools. “Our transitional K program is the perfect combination of progressive academic learning and a warm, nurturing environment.”

Open enrollment begins Sunday, Jan. 7, and classes start Aug. 6 at the preschool at the Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody.

According to a study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), children who attend transitional kindergarten before kindergarten are more advanced than their peers in language, reading and math and gain as much as a five-month head start in kindergarten.

The Weinstein School’s transitional kindergarten curriculum includes Zoophonics to develop reading and literacy skills, Everyday Math, Handwriting Without Tears, science, social studies and enrichment activities.

Contact Sucan at 678-812-3834 or kim.sucan@atlantajcc.org for more information.