Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

  • What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

    Transitional kindergarten (TK) bridges the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years. It is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that has been implemented in California for children who are not yet old enough for kindergarten, but want to build their social, developmental and academic skills.

    TK is offered at ALL PSUSD elementary schools. 

    Who is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

    According to new state law, more children will be eligible for TK starting with the 2022/2023 school year. 

    For the 2022/2023 school year, TK is for students who will be turning age 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023. (California law requires that children be age 5 on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible for kindergarten (KN), and age 6 on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible for 1st grade.) See the age chart below.

    Students who complete TK will be required to transition into kindergarten the following school year. 

    For the 2022/2023 school year, if your child will be...

    The eligibility for TK will expand every year for the next 4 years until all 4-year-olds are eligible in 2025-2026.

    AGE: ON OR BEFORE: APPLY FOR:
    3 December 2, 2022 Prekindergarten (Pre-K)
    4 December 2, 2022 Prekindergarten (Pre-K)
    5 Between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
    5 September 1, 2022 Kindergarten (KN)
    6 September 1, 2022 First grade (1st)

     

     

     

     

     

    Which PSUSD schools are offering TK? 

    TK is offered at ALL PSUSD elementary schools. 

    How to enroll?

    Enrolling in TK is similar to the application and enrollment process for elementary school grades. For the 2022-2023 school year, families should complete the New Student Enrollment application form. 

    Questions? 

    For more information on TK including eligibility for upcoming school years, visit our Contact us page.