What is Transitional Kindergarten?

TK is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to meet the specific needs of four and five-year-old children. TK teachers are credentialed with specialized training in teaching young children. Aligned with the California Common Core Standards for kindergarten, instruction focuses on all areas of child development, including social emotional, literacy and math foundations, as well as fine and gross motor skills. TK classrooms are nurturing environments where children learn through individual and small group instruction that is hands-on and play-based.

Where is TK offered?

TK programs are available at most FSUSD Elementary Schools. Families of TK eligible students residing in neighborhoods with schools that do not offer TK are encouraged to look nearby.

TK Eligibility

  • Eligible Transitional Kindergarten students will be placed in a TK program for the upcoming school year and automatically continue to kindergarten the following year. Families do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten unless they wish to change schools.

  •  Transitional Kindergarten is available for students who turn 5 after the Kindergarten cut-off date. TK students who turn 5 from September 2, 2024, through June 2, 2025, are eligible for the 24-25 school year.

To Register for TK:

  1. The new online registration form will have the new 2024-2025 school year drop-down to select for registration. 

  2. Using a computer or laptop, click forward to "General Registration" and follow instructions to complete the form, and upload necessary documents.

  3. Once the form has been submitted electronically, immediately contact your school office of registration, to complete the final registration process.