What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
TK is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.
Who is eligible for TK?
MBUSD is following the State of California’s Transitional Kindergarten expansion program recommendations for the 2024–25 school year. Students are eligible for TK if they turn 5 years old between September 2, 2024, and June 2, 2025.
Here is an excerpt from the California Department of Education website:
Must children attend Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
No. Children are not required to attend TK.
Which campuses offer Transitional Kindergarten?
TK is offered at all five elementary school campuses in MBUSD.
How do you enroll your child for TK?
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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 2024-2025, a child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if the child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2, 2024, and June 2, 2025. 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).
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