TK/Kindergarten Enrollment

State Eligibility Dates for Kindergarten Programs Are:

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK): Students who turn 5  years of age between September 2nd and December 2nd. (Please see the bottom of this page to learn more about the difference between Transitional Kindergarten and Traditional Kindergarten)
  • Kindergarten: Students who turn 5 years of age on or before September 1st.

To begin the online process of enrolling a new student please click here.

(Using the above link allows families to enroll in kindergarten completely online, without dropping off any documents at a school site. For families that do not have access to scanning or uploadling of documents there will be a dropbox at the front office of every elementary school to leave your enrollment paperwork.)

Los Alamitos Unified School District wants every child to be prepared for success in school. To ensure that kindergarten children are fully able to achieve success in the increasingly rigorous, State-Standards-Based Curriculum, we are offering Transitional Kindergarten in addition to our regular kindergarten.

Below, please find an informational video for incoming kindergarten families that focuses on both Los Al Unified kindergarten programs. In addition, please download the necessary enrollment forms as you prepare to send your child to kindergarten next school year.

February 22 – 26, 2021
2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT for District Residents

Click here to watch the Los Alamitos Unified Kindergarten Informational Video.

We are delighted to enroll your child for school and begin the exciting journey of academics and personal growth together.
The following items are required for enrollment:

A)  Age Verification (i.e., Birth Certificate, Birth Record, Baptism Certificate, Passport or Parent/Guardian Affidavit)
B)  Up-to-Date Immunizations (or copy of most recent immunizations at time of enrollment)
C)  Statement of Residence Form - Click Here for Statement of Residence Form
D)  Two forms of Verification of Proof of Residency or an approved interdistrict transfer
E)  Verification of Meeting all Health Requirements

In addition to completing the online enrollment process, please also download, print and complete the following forms as they apply:

a) LAUSD Student Health History (All grades) – LAUSD Student Health History
b) Oral Health Assessment Form (TK, K and 1st grade) – Oral Health
c) Physical Health Assessment (TK, K and 1st grade) – Physical Health Assessment
d) Transitional Kindergarten Interest Form (Only TK) - Transitional Kindergarten Interest Form
e) Kindergarten Questionnaire (Only Kindergarten) – Kindergarten Questionnaire

If you wish to enroll your child in a school other than your child’s assigned school of attendance, please complete the Elementary Intradistrict Request Form

If you live outside of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Boundaries and are applying for an Interdistrict Transfer, please complete the Supplemental Agreement for Interdistrict Transfer

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Los Alamitos Unified School District wants every child to be prepared for success in school. To ensure that kindergarten children are fully able to achieve success in the increasingly rigorous, State-standards-based curriculum, we are offering Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in addition to our regular kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. TK builds a bridge between early learning and regular kindergarten. It is designed for students who who do not meet the State's eligible date to enter kindergarten and for students who are not developmentally ready to succeed in school and/or for parents who believe their child is not ready, socially or academically, for regular kindergarten even though their child is age-eligible. For the 2021-2022 school year, TK is available to children who turn five between September 2 and December 2, 2021. Kindergarten age students can enroll in TK based upon space availability.
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.
Last Modified on February 1, 2021