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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program.  TK provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten.  TK is ideal for students who may benefit from an enriched foundational early childhood education program to prepare them for success in traditional Kindergarten.
ELIGIBILITY: Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is designed for students who turn 5 years old on or between September 2 and June 2 for the 2024-2025 school year.  See the chart below for additional eligibility years.

School Year

Fifth Birthday Falls On or Between

Number of Months Served


September 2-February 2

5 months


September 2-April 2

7 months


September 2-June 2

9 months


4th Birthday by September 1

12 months

MODEL: Half-Day Program with AM and PM Group (205 minutes daily)
AM Group: 8:10AM-11:35AM
PM Group: 11:35AM-3:00PM
SCHOOLS IN 2023-2024:
Arroyo Vista Elementary School
Monterey Hills Elementary School
Marengo Elementary School (Continued TK Availability at Marengo is Dependent on Classroom Availability and Enrollment Numbers)