Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

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  • 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