Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
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 is a new program in Mill Valley which started in the 2022-23 school year and held on at Edna Maguire Elementary.
How is the TK program be different from the Kindergarten Program?
Since TK is the first year of a two-year program, the TK curriculum will be a precursor to the regular Kindergarten program.
At what age will my child be eligible to enroll in TK in Mill Valley?
Eligible for TK
Eligible for Kindergarten
2023-24 School Year
D.O.B. between Sept. 2 2018 and April 2, 2019
D.O.B. on or before September 1, 2018
2024-25 School Year
D.O.B. between Sept. 2 2019 and June 2, 2020
D.O.B. on or before September 1, 2019
2025-26 School Year
D.O.B. before September 1, 2021
D.O.B. on or before September 1, 2020
How do I register my child for TK?
Registration is not yet open for the 2023-24 school year. We anticipate enrollment commencing in January 2023.
Will I need to re-register my child for Kindergarten in Mill Valley?
No. Children enrolled in TK in Mill Valley will receive a letter asking for their intent to return to the district for subsequent years.
Will my child be placed at the same school site for TK and K-5?
Not necessarily. Kindergarten placement is done separately in the spring of a child’s TK year. MVSD will follow the school placement procedures when determining kindergarten placement.
Will my child be able to enter first grade after completing a year of TK?
No. TK is the first of two years of kindergarten and is not a substitution for a full kindergarten program.
Are students in Transitional Kindergarten subject to the Kindergarten immunization requirements?
Yes. They are required to have documentation of required immunizations or a valid exemption prior to admission to Transitional Kindergarten. Here is more information and the TK-8th Grade Immunization Requirements.