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Transitional Kindergarten

UTK Expansion information

Transitional Kindergarten FAQs

TK is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

  • In 2022–23, children are eligible for TK if they turn 5 years old between September 2 and February 2*,
  • In 2023–24, children are eligible for TK if they turn 5 between September 2 and April 2*,
  • In 2024–25, children are eligible for TK if they turn 5 between September 2 and June 2*,
  • In 2025–26, LEAs are required to make TK available to all children who will have their fourth birthday by September 1* of the school year.
*Inclusive of these dates
 
For more information, please contact the Director of Student Services, Kerry Riccio Aguero, at 310-318-7345, Ext. 5989 or by email at [email protected]

Children who turn five years old between September 2, 2022 and September 1, 2023 will be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. 

No. Children are not required to attend TK.

For the 2022-2023 school year, TK is offered at all five elementary school campuses in MBUSD.

Enrollment for TK is the same as for Kindergarten.  Please visit your school of residence to enroll your child in the program.

In California, a child shall be admitted to a school district’s kindergarten program at the beginning of a school year, or later in the same year if the child will have his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1 (EC48000[a]).  This applies to kindergarten programs only.  In 2023-2024, a child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if the child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2, 2023, and April 2, 2024.  For first grade enrollment, California law requires a child to be six years old on or before September 1 (EC Section 48010).  School is mandatory for six-year-old students; parents and guardians must enroll their children in school once they reach the age of six (EC Section 48200).

Find California Department of Education (CDE) TK Admission Information Here