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Transitional Kindergarten

 

WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN?

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 amends the state education code relating to kindergarten to create transitional kindergarten, the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience for students who are born between September and December. Transitional kindergarten is a part of the kindergarten experience. It will give the youngest students an additional year of preparation so that they enter kindergarten more prepared to learn and succeed. Transitional kindergarten classes will offer children developmentally appropriate curriculum that is aligned with kindergarten standards, and will be taught by credentialed teachers.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN?

Research shows beginning kindergarten at an older age improves children’s social and academic development and provides a significant boost to their test scores, especially for children from low-income families. Children are also more likely to attend college and earn higher wages, according to a Public Policy Institute of California review of 14 recent studies. Transitional kindergarten also helps children build literacy and math skills and provides a foundation for social and emotional development.

Transitional kindergarten benefits our children, families and communities.

  • Children will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond;
  • Parents will have an additional option to help their children enter kindergarten with the maturity and skills needed to excel; and
  • Schools will be able to do more with what they have because TK will help ensure children enter kindergarten more prepared to learn and succeed.

WHICH MARIPOSA SCHOOLS OFFER TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS? 

We host TK programs at Yosemite Valley Elementary, Lake Don Pedro Elementary, and Mariposa Elementary. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN IN MARIPOSA, CONTACT THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICE AT (209)742-0215 or (209) 742-0221. 

 

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