Transitional Kindergarten Information
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law, (EC 48000[c]), a child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between:
- September 2 and December 2 - for the 2014-15 school year and every school year thereafter
The California Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 also changed the kindergarten and first grade entry date cutoff. The program will be phased in over the next three years. A child is eligible for enroll in Kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday on or before:
- September 1, 2014 - for the 2014-15 school year and every school year thereafter
For the 2014-15 school year, parents of students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2014 may choose to register their children for our Transitional Kindergarten program. Transitional Kindergarten is part of the public school system and is free to participating students; however, registration in the TK program is optional. Students who enroll will attend the program for the full 2014-15 school year and then attend kindergarten at their school of assignment for the following 2015-16 school year. Most students will not attend Transitional Kindergarten at their school of assignment. Classes will be a minimum of three-hours daily and will be held at Nesbit Elementary School.
Transitional Kindergarten will be taught by a credentialed teacher and is intended to give young learners a head start and provide them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. The teacher will help children develop social and communication skills through activities that build confidence while supporting the traditional kindergarten curriculum of math, literacy, and language development taught in interactive ways.