- Kindergarten: Fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017
- Transitional Kindergarten: Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017 (inclusive)
- Extended TK: Fifth birthday on December 3, 2017 through January 15, 2018
- Extended TK enrollment is based on space, site availability, and Superintendent recommendation
At PUSD, transitional kindergarten (TK) is a full day kindergarten program that builds a bridge between the preschool years and kindergarten. This developmental program acts as a link between a flexible environment and the more structured academic setting of kindergarten. Instruction will focus on literacy and numeracy along with a strong emphasis on self regulation and social engagement.
Transitional kindergarten is designed for (but not restricted to) students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 and may not be socially, developmentally, and/or academically ready for kindergarten.
Who Benefits From Transitional Kindergarten?
Many parents feel that their child may not be quite ready for the academic rigor of kindergarten. These students often have a fall birthday and may still be developing skills for academic work.
Transitional kindergarten gives children the opportunity to access the kindergarten state curriculum standards in a classroom that implements small groups and "hands on" learning to provide a language rich experience.
Transitional kindergarten prepares students for the social and academic expectations of kindergarten the following year.