Transitional Kindergarten

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten, often referred to as TK, is an exciting educational opportunity for children who turn 5 between September 2 and February 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. Starting with the 2022-2023 school year, Transitional Kindergarten will be a full-day program.

Please note: Students applying for Kindergarten must be age 5 on or before September 1, 2022. Students applying for Transitional Kindergarten must be age 5 between September 2, 2022, and February 2, 2023.

TK benefits 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?

Characteristic

EUSD Preschool Programs

EUSD Transitional Kindergarten

EUSD Kindergarten

Basic Requirements

Student must turn 4 years old by Sept. 1. Student must reside in the EUSD school boundaries. More details.

Student must turn 5 years old between Sept. 2 and Feb. 2 (inclusive).

Student must turn 5 years old by Sept. 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.

See School Bell Schedules for individual EUSD hours.