2014-2015 Transitional Kindergarten
California implemented the “Kindergarten Readiness Act,” phasing in a change to the kindergarten entry age in California from five years old by December 2 to five years old by September 1, implemented over a three-year period. The legislation requires every public school district to provide a phased-in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program to those “young fives” (children turning five from September 2 through December 2) displaced from kindergarten by the new entry date. 2014-15 is the third year of the phase in.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is intended to bridge the preschool years with the conventional kindergarten year. Enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten is intended to be a two-year program to complete the kindergarten standards.
Transitional Kindergarten Program.
Who is eligible to be enrolled in regular Kindergarten?
Who is eligible to be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten?
What is the Transitional Kindergarten program?
The Transitional Kindergarten (TK) year in 2014-15 is intended to be the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience for those students who are enrolled in a TK classroom. The focus of year one of the TK program is on exposure to, not mastery of, kindergarten skills and standards. The classroom setting will meet the developmental needs of young children. The expectation is that students who are enrolled in the TK program will participate in a regular kindergarten program during the following school year.
Please note that the time and location of transitional kindergarten is subject to change depending on enrollment growth in the District. If you have questions about Mill Valley’s Transitional Kindergarten program, please contact Barbara Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 389-7712.