TP Kiddie Academy
Turning Point Kiddie Academy is a Paths to Quality Level 3 and On My Way Pre-K Provider. We serve children ages 3 to 5, fully potty trained, preschool students. Our mission is to build a solid foundation for our children to achieve academic, social, and emotional success. We are serious about educating and providing quality childcare for our students in a Christian environment. TPKA implements a perfect blend of the ABEKA curriculum and developmentally appropriate activities/field trips which allows children to have fun while learning.
All of our preschool students must be fully potty trained before enrollment of our programs.
Our students are required to wear uniforms daily.
TPKA field trips are an important part of our student’s continual learning experience. Parents are encouraged to participate as chaperones and are requested to follow the dress code guideline of TP Schools.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN PRESCHOOL?
Every student is placed in a preschool class according to their age. Students begin learning the fundamentals to prepare them for kindergarten.
Students must arrive by 7:50 a.m. The day will proceed into morning announcements, chapel, group learning time, and morning snacks. Students will then began learning different concepts based on their classroom lessons.
All preschool students will learn Spanish, have daily reflections, and have a set time for rest.
An afternoon snack is given to each student before dismissal.
Every class prepares for the Math Olympics each year. Each class will compete using number recognition and concept skills including addition and subtraction. This prepares our students for what is expected next year.
Small Class Sizes
Our classroom sizes allow for more personal assistance and a better learning experience for each student. Our student-to-teacher ratio is lower than the state-required ratios for each age group.
Our teachers begin preparing our students for their next learning adventure. Preschool students will begin reading and writing before entering kindergarten. Students will also be baseline tested three times a year to ensure that they are prepared academically, socially, and emotionally.
Every classroom will have a morning chapel before starting the day. There is an all-school assembly chapel every Friday and parents are encouraged to join.
Frequently Asked Questions
2. Are students required to stay all day?
TPKA is a school and not childcare, we provide your child with the best education as we prepare them for kindergarten. We encourage our parents to understand that their child is learning all day long whether through group learning time or recess. School hours are 7:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Childcare hours are 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.- 6:00 p.m
Each class integrates the same centers however, each center is geared toward the age and learning level of the students.
For our 3-year-old students, we have a 10 student to 1 teacher ratio, our 4 to 5 years old students have a 12 student to 1 teacher ratio.
All preschool teachers:
Have a minimum of 20 hours of training per school year
At least 5 years of experience
Have CDA credentials or actively pursuing credentials
5. What are the qualifications of the teachers?
4. What is the student to teacher ratio?
3. What are the different centers in each class?
Do we accept On My Way Pre-K or CCDF ?
Yes, we accept both On My Way Pre-K and CCDF. For more information, please visit our tuition & financial assistance page.