What is Transitional Kindergarten?

 

Transitional Kindergarten is an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and Traditional Kindergarten.

With increasing academic demands and structure in Kindergarten, some parents are aware that their children may not be ready for the traditional Kindergarten program. Transitional Kindergarten is designed for, but not restricted to students who turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 and who may benefit from an enriched foundational early childhood education program to prepare them for success in traditional Kindergarten.

This program provides children with a well planned classroom program to build necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school careers. The program is based on the California Kindergarten standards with focused instruction in literacy and numeracy along with strong emphasis on self-regulation and social engagement.     

The Transitional Kindergarten program follows the full day schedule of Traditional Kindergarten with a 6½ hour daily program.

Our daily schedule includes whole group instruction and activities, small group instruction and independent and “hands-on” learning. The Transitional Kindergartners enjoy lunch and recess with their fellow Kindergarten friends and participate in all Kindergarten activities such as music, art, and motor skills development throughout the year.

  • For registration information, please contact the Department of Student Services at 310-886-1600 x 8151.

  • For questions regarding the program or curriculum, please contact the Department of Elementary Education at 310-886-1600 x 8130.