Universal Transitional Kindergarten Program

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Universal Transitional Kindergarten is a program that bridges the gap between Preschool and Kindergarten. The program is focused on play-based learning and experience in school to support students’ transition to kindergarten. The focus of the Transitional Kindergarten program is to support students’ social emotional growth and expose them to basic early literacy and early math concepts in a fun and engaging way. 

Students who turn 4 by September 1st of the current school year are eligible for this program. Both of our schools have Transitional Kindergarten classes on their campus, priority will be given to in-area residents. 

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What to Expect with Transitional Kindergarten 

Transitional Kindergarten is a half day program that supports students’ early childhood education. Research shows that the most critical growth happens in the first five years of students’ lives. This program is designed to support our 4 year olds as they transition to “big kid school”. 

Our teachers are trained in Early Childhood Development and they are using a curriculum that combines early reading and math skills to support students in exploring their world. The emphasis is placed on Social Emotional learning & support for interactions with peers and adults. 

Our district follows the California Preschool Learning Foundations standards and applies their specialized knowledge of Kindergarten to support a unique environment for young children.  

While the program is only a half-day of school, there is extended care on site for families who need full day options for their children. You can find information about these programs at https://www.discoverchampions.com/ . The on-site program provides wrap-around care for before and after school. Extending the play-based learning for students in a safe and supportive environment. 

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