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Transitional Kindergarten

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What is Transitional Kindergarten?
Transitional kindergarten (TK) is a critical program that builds a bridge between the preschool years and the transitional kindergarten curriculum. It is designed for (but not restricted to) students who turn five between September 2 and December 2.
  • TK offers developmentally appropriate curriculum that is aligned with kindergarten standards.
  • Classes are taught by credentialed teachers from the K-12 system.
  • Transitional kindergarten is part of the public school system and is free for families.
  • TK is based on the California Kindergarten Standards. The instructional focus will include literacy, numeracy, self-regulation and social engagement.
  • TK follows the daily schedule of the traditional kindergarten program. The daily schedule includes whole class instruction and activities, small group instruction and independent hands-on learning experiences.
Where will the Transitional Kindergarten class be offered?
TK classes are offered at McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington, and Wilson.
How do students benefit from Transitional Kindergarten?
TK benefits children who need time to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and/or intellectually. This developmental program acts as a bridge between a flexible environment and the more structured academic setting of kindergarten. TK gives children the opportunity to learn and access curriculum in a classroom that implements small group and hands-on learning in a language-rich environment.TK prepares students for the social and academic expectations of a traditional kindergarten the following year. It truly gives children the gift of time.
If you would like more information regarding the program, please contact Student Support Services at (626) 451-5482.