Hillside Chritian Academy Kindergarten

Kindergarten, and Transitional Kindergarten

Both TK&K students learn structure, organization, character building and creativity to prepare them to advance into Elementary. Our teachers emphasize the bible within all aspects of their academics. Daily, the students will continue to work on Numbers and Counting, Science, Phonics and Alphabets, and the Bible. They have weekly music and P.E. classes, along with weekly Chapel with the entire school on Wednesdays.

Transitional Kindergarten

(4 years old)

Hillside Christian Academy’s TK class is a wonderful opportunity for children who need a bridge from Pre-school to Kindergarten. Your child will be in a loving, nurturing, and Christ-centered setting to help them continue to develop socially, academically, and spiritually. Bible instruction in TK focuses on familiar Bible lessons presented from both Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God’s love.

TK offers a full day program and students must be enrolled 5 days/week. The morning will primarily consist of learning academics and social skills through centers and group time, while the afternoon will focus more on rest and structured play activities.

Transitional Kindergarten Program Information: 

  • Our age requirement for the TK Class is for children who will be turning 4 years old on or before September 1st.
  • TK students must be potty trained.
  • HCA follows a traditional school year schedule beginning in mid-August until the end of May.
  • We are in session 5 days a week 8:30 a.m.-2:50p.m.

Scope and Sequence of transitional Kindergarten

Language Arts


  • Recognize vowels, consonants and their sounds
  • Blend vowels and consonants together
  • Learn phonic rules
  • Apply phonics to reading
  • Simple sentences and stories
  • Capitalize the first letter of the sentence and add a period
  • Develop sound recognition and spelling application


  • Apply phonic sounds and rules
  • Improve comprehension
  • Build oral skills including: accuracy, expressive reading, smoothness, appropriate pace


  • Develop language and listening skills through topical studies including: Animals, Countries around the World, Health, Community Helpers, Science
  • Develop motor skills through action games, puzzles, coloring activities and directed drawing
  • Develop creativity through poems, counting objects, games, listening to sounds and songs


  • Achieve good writing posture, proper pencil hold and paper position
  • Careful writing
  • Correct letter placement and formation
  • Increased hand-eye coordination through tracing
  • Writing first name
  • Correctly writing lowercase and capital letters


  • Memorize poems and nursery rhymes
  • Recite in unison
  • Gain confidence performing in front of audience
  • Gain vocabulary enrichment by understanding and producing rhyming words and opposite words 


  • Establish building blocks and learning numbers by counting objects
  • Recognize numbers and concepts 1-20
  • Count by ones to 100
  • Write numbers 1-20
  • Comparing Numbers: larger & smaller; before and after 1-20; more or less; largest to smallest 1-20
  • Simple Addition with numbers 1-9
  • Geometry: Recognizing shapes

Social & Personal Skills Development

  • Health and Safety skills
  • Visual perception skills
  • Developing motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting
  • Listening skills development: learn to follow step-by-step directions
  • Language skills development: develop vocabulary and usage
  • Visual perception skills like: separating grouped items; maneuvering through mazes; finding hidden shapes and objects; recognizing and reproducing missing parts


  • Old Testament Lessons
  • New Testament Lessons
  • Holiday Lessons
  • Music: Holiday songs; patriotic songs; choruses
  • Increase Bible knowledge of basic doctrines: The Bible; God; sin; salvation; Heaven; assurance of salvation
  • Memory Work: New verses and new passage: The Lord’s Prayer
  • Prayer Time


  • Following a song leader to sing together with other classmates
  • Learning and memorizing songs

Arts & Crafts

  • Develop fine motor skills through: gluing; cutting; coloring; folding; applying glitter and decoration; tracing; drawing; writing their names
  • Encourage story telling through puppets and drama


(5 years old)

Scope and Sequence of Kindergarten

The following provides a brief outline of the standards and recommended coursework, teaching order for Kindergarten.

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading

  • Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants
  • Sounding of blends, one and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds
  • Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
  • Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one and two vowel words and special sounds

Cursive Writing

  • Letters, blends, words, and sentences
  • Name


  • Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods


  • Thirteen poems committed to memory



  • God's plan for seeds


  • God's plan for animals

Health and Human Biology

  • God's plan for me

Earth and Space

  • God's plan for weather
  • God's plan for seasons


  • Number recognition, counting and writing 1-100
  • Number concepts 1-100
  • Numbers before and after 1-100
  • Numbers largest and smallest 1-100
  • Counting and writing by tens to 100
  • Counting and writing by fives to 100
  • Counting and writing by twos to 100
  • Using number words 1-10 and first-10
  • Value of coins and dollar bills
  • Telling time
  • Using the calendar
  • Days of the week
  • Addition facts through 10
  • One-step story problems in addition
  • Beginning substraction

Social Studies

  • Community helpers
  • Children of the world
  • America: Our Great Country
  • Map studies
  • Famous Americans and places

We use a high-quality curriculum designed to specifically address these school readiness skills:

  • Self and Social Development
  • Self-Regulation
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Developmental Domains
  • Poetry
  • Music
  • Bible