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Transitional Kindergarten




TUSD has a Transitional Kindergarten option for those students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2017 and is available at selected elementary schools in the 2017-18 school year. 

To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2017-18  school year, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2017. 


Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB 1382) began the 2012-2013 school year which changed the required birthday for admission to Kindergarten from December 2 to November 1 in California.  It was part of a phase-in that changed the Kindergarten cutoff date by one month each year (November 1 in 2012-2013, October 1 in 2013-2014, and September 1 in 2014-2015 and each school year thereafter).  

The following documents must be provided at the time of registration:

  1. Immunization Verification Records
  2. Original Birth Certificate, Passport or Baptismal Certificate
  3. Proof of Residence (e.g. current TID, PG& E bill or rental agreement)
  4. Photo I.D.

For more information please contact your home elementary school site.

California Department of Education Transitional Kindergarten


  • TK provides children the gift of time to learn skills that will help them build a strong foundation for success in elementary school.
  • California’s Kindergarten curriculum and standards have changed over the years, and many of the skills children were once taught in First Grade are now taught in Kindergarten.
  • TK serves as a bridge between Preschool and Kindergarten giving children more time for hands-on, interactive learning.
  • It gives children the opportunity to spend time learning important social, emotional and academic skills that will help them succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.
  • TK provides young learners with a high-quality early education at no cost to parents, to ensure that they have an opportunity to continue learning.
  • It helps children adjust to the school environment and develop strong learning skills.
  • TK provides young five year olds with an opportunity to start their Kindergarten experience with children their own age, and with teachers that can tailor lesson plans to their needs.



Young five year olds who turn five September 2 – December 2, 2017 and/or fall into one of three categories listed below:

  1. A child who needs more support with social and emotional development. This would be a child who has not had the opportunity/experiences to learn how to interact/socialize with his/her peers, and needs more support in social and emotional development.
  2. A child who needs more support with academic preparation. This would be a child who has not had the opportunity to go to preschool, or a child who has gone to preschool but with limited exposure or success with the preschool learning foundations. This would also be a child who has had limited exposure to enrichment activities, such as: music, art, nature, books, storytelling, verbal & oral development, etc.
  3. A child who needs more support with language. This would be a child who is an English Learner and needs more support with English Language Development and/or a child who can benefit from additional opportunities to develop his/her expressive and oral language.


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Transitional Kindergarten Sites

(Open to all age eligible TUSD students


  • Brown
  • Cunningham
  • Julien
  • Osborn TWI Academy
  • Crowell
  • Earl
  • Medeiros
  • Wakefield

All are PM classes.