Universal Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Help your student take their first step into public education and prepare them for kindergarten by enrolling them in Transitional Kindergarten!

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What is Universal TK and how did it get started?

Serving as the stepping stone between preschool and kindergarten, TK provides a strong foundation for school success in a developmentally appropriate learning environment. 

Transitional Kindergarten in California launched in 2010 with a state bill called the "Kindergarten Readiness Act," which included requiring districts to offer TK for students not eligible for kindergarten/with birthdays between September 2 - December 2. In 2021, AB 130 formally initiated the implementation of universal TK over the next five years. 

Who is eligible?

Universal TK for the 2022-23 school year is offered to four-year-olds who turn five between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023. With the passage of AB 130 in September 2021, enrollment in TK is expanding to include all four year olds by the 2025-26 school year.