Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

California's new grade level - Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first of a two-year kindergarten program that is developmentally appropriate and aligned to the Preschool Learning Foundations. Children eligible for TK are born between September 2nd and December 2nd. Bridging preschool and traditional kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) utilizes a modified kindergarten curriculum taught by a credentialed teacher and is designed to provide an opportunity for the youngest five-year-olds to be successful in school.

For additional TK enrollment information, please contact your local school district. You may also visit CDE’s website on TK:


Transitional Kindergarten Learning Institute
  • TK Coaching available at the District Level for teachers to support and advance teacher skills in enhancing their TK classrooms.
  • Trainings for TK Administrators provide relevant information for ongoing administrative support of TK teachers and students.
Administrators Training Presentation
  •  Whit Hayslip & Elizabeth Magruder's presentation from April 22, 2016 Administrators training:

PowerPoint Presentation: Supporting Learning and Development through Transitional Kindergarten

Link to TK Workshop Videos


Mabel Munoz
Early Childhood Programs

Jane Wagmeister, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Curriculum and Instruction
(805) 437-1335

Or email 

Transitional Kindergarten
TK Kids