TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)
The State Eligibility Dates for Kindergarten Are:The State Eligibility Dates for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Are:
- Child must turn five on or before Sept. 1
Information About Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
- Child must turn five between Sept. 2 & Dec. 2
TK is a modified kindergarten preparation program. It will introduce many of the skills needed for success to our younger students who will enter kindergarten the following year. In TK, teachers help children develop skills through activities that build confidence and communication. They also expose children to reading and math in exciting, interactive ways by using educational games to teach children about words and sentences and help them understand mathematical concepts like counting and patterns.
Using the State curriculum standards for kindergarten, teachers will use appropriate instructional strategies and will teach at a pace to meet students' individual needs. If appropriate, students will be able to transition to a regular kindergarten class during the year, depending on space availability in the regular kindergarten classroom provided they met the state age eligibility requirement. At the end of the year, students will be individually placed in either regular kindergarten or in first grade, depending on their readiness and in accordance with Board Policy, Board Regulations and the state age requirement. All transitional kindergarten students who turn five between September 2 and December 2 must enroll in regular kindergarten the following school year.
TK classes will follow the same calendar and bell schedule as regular kindergarten classes. TK classes will also be limited to the same class size reduction as regular kindergarten. The number of TK classes and locations will be determined by parent interest and student enrollment.
Please submit this interest form to your school when registering for Transitional Kindergarten.March 6 – 10, 2017 Registration Week for District Residents
April 3 – 7, 2017 Registration Week for Interdistrict Permit Requests
After April 7th, please return this form to the District Office, Attention to Caren Stout at:
10293 Bloomfield Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720For more information, see your principal or call the District Office at 562-799-4700 ext. 80411.