Academic Centers - Holway Child Study Centers

Transition Kindergarten

Transition Kindergarten

Traditionally, the children in this program have had two years of preschool, and turn five-years-old in the summer or fall. The class consists of children from our Older Preschool class, and children from other local programs.

Children in this class continue to develop and strengthen their emotional and social skills as well as their cognitive skills, through activities such as group times, journals, field trips, and plenty of supervised free playtime.


  • Traditional: The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 5 days per week.  An extended day program until 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. is offered Monday through Thursday.  There is also an early drop-off option each day at 8:00 a.m. 
    Starting September 2018, traditional hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • New September 2018: Rockwell will offer a full-day, full-year program, and optional, flexible hours until 6:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

Arrival, books, puzzles, journal writing
Literature time: stories, theme related topics, sharing and discussions
Clean up, toileting and hand washing
Snack Time
Outdoor play, large motor activities
Free choice: art projects, games, building, etc.
Group Time: calendar, weather, music, math/counting activities
Toileting, handwashing, lunch
Outside pick-up time or Extended Day
*Please Note: Schedule may change due to special events (music specialist, all-school special events, student activities, walks, field trips or weather conditions).


Rockwell Preschool has been a second home to my daughter for the past three years. She has made wonderful friendships and has loved all of her teachers. Rockwell provides a loving, caring and stimulating environment for preschool children. They come home with beautiful art projects, but also have ample time to play outside on the three amazing playgrounds. They also schedule lots of enrichment classes to include, movement, music and soccer. The “stay day” afternoons have been amazing too and offer working parents a longer school day. - Mary McKee