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Parents & Families:Transitional Kindergarten

NOTE:

On March 9, 2017, the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved EUSD’s request to waive California Education Code (EC) section 37202(a), the equity length of time requirement for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs. Approval of this waiver allows TK students to attend school for fewer minutes than kindergarten students.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten, often referred to as TK, is an exciting educational opportunity for children who turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two year kindergarten program which offers an additional year of school to our younger students. Transitional Kindergarten bridges the path between preschool and kindergarten and gives students the gift of time that will help them build a strong foundation for future school success.

TK is a win-win-win for children, families and schools.

  • Children are better prepared to succeed.
  • Families have an additional option to ensure their children enter kindergarten with the maturity, confidence and skills they need to excel.
  • Schools benefit because children will be better prepared to succeed academically and less likely to be placed in special education or held back in later grades.

How do Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten compare?

EUSD Preschool Programs EUSD Transitional Kindergarten EUSD Kindergarten
Basic Requirements Student must turn 4 years old by September 1.Student  must reside in the EUSD school boundaries.More details. Student must turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 (inclusive). Student must turn 5 years old by September 1.
Curriculum California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks. Transitional Kindergarten builds on the skills children may have learned in preschool and serves as the first of a two-year Kindergarten program. Student works toward end-of-year standards for Kindergarten.
Reporting Student receives a report card three times a year. Student receives a report card three times a year.
 Enrollment EUSD Preschool Website Registration and Enrollment Page Registration and Enrollment Page
More Information EUSD Preschool Website Learn more about Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten at the Kindergarten in California website.

See School Bell Schedules for individual EUSD hours.

Learn more about Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten at the Kindergarten in California website.

See School Bell Schedules for individual EUSD hours.

Full-day, split roster, and/or partner teachers are offered at some schools.

See School Bell Schedules for individual EUSD hours.