Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that focuses on a developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with the California Preschool Foundations. TK programs are integrated into the public school system and taught by qualified teachers specializing in educating young children. These programs provide engaging learning environments that cater to the social-emotional and cognitive needs of young learners.
To be eligible for TK, students must turn 5 years old within specific date ranges determined by the academic year. TCSOS plays a vital role in supporting Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with the planning and integration of UPK. TCSOS provides technical assistance to ensure the successful implementation of UPK programs within the county.
Students eligible for TK must have their 5th birthday by:
- 2023-24 between September 2 and April 2, 2024
- 2024-25 between September 2 and June 2, 2025
- 2025-26 all who will turn 4 years old by September 1 will be eligible to attend TK.