Director explains benefits of transitional kindergarten
Florence Costamagna, director of the School Readiness and Preschool office, works with students at during class on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Costamagna is overseeing the implementation of Lodi Unified School District's transitional kindergarten program.
- Expected outcomes for the program
Students will enter kindergarten with an understanding of school procedures and structures.
Students will enter kindergarten with improved social, academic, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Students' increased readiness for traditional kindergarten will result in higher self-esteem.
Students will require fewer interventions, referrals for special services, or retention during their elementary, middle and high school years.
— Source: Florence Costamagna
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:00 am
Children with fall birthdays will have to wait another year to enroll in kindergarten. But a transitional program launching in Lodi Unified in August will help bridge that gap.
Florence Costamagna, director of the district's school readiness and preschool programs, recently answered questions about transitional kindergarten and early childhood education.
Monday, May 14, 2012 12:00 am.