Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

2023- 24 TK New Student Enrollment will open on April 1, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

TK Interest List questions,

Universal TK

Below are presentation slides outlining more information about the district’s plan to move towards a full 4-year-old TK program by 2025. 


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is designed as the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. EC Section 48000 [d].

By 2025-26 PUSD will provide optional TK enrollment to all eligible 4 year olds within the PUSD district. 

PUSD Universal TK Phase-In

TK Eligibility  
2021-2022 Turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2
2022-2023 Turn five between Sept. 2 and Feb. 2
2023-2024 Turn five between Sept. 2 and Apr. 2
2024-2025 Turn five between Sept. 2 and Jun. 2
2025-2026 Turn four by Sept. 1
Students who participate in TK will attend school daily, including lunch. Contact your neighborhood school for specific hours. TK students are eligible for Extended Student Services (ESS) for before- and after-school care. Enrollment for ESS is a separate process. Please click on the link at the top of the page for additional information.
If your child has his/her 5th birthday between September 2nd and April 2nd, 2024, he/she will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. 

The following chart is helpful to determine enrollment in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten:
Kindergarten 5th birthday, Sept. 2nd, 2022 to Sept. 1st, 2023
 Transitional Kindergarten (TK)  5th birthday, Sept. 2nd, 2023 to Apr. 2nd, 2024

VALLEY SPANISH INSTRUCTION TK and Dual Language Kindergarten: Please visit the VALLEY Website for details.

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