Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Readiness

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten gives children an opportunity to learn in an enriching and academically challenging environment that nurtures their growth. Research shows that children who attend kindergarten readiness programs like Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to do well in school and attend college. Offering Transitional Kindergarten will help all of our students get the best start possible, with curriculum that is designed just for them.

A Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law, (EC 48000[c]), San Jose Unified School District offers Transitional Kindergarten to students who will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2.

Click here for the link to the SJUSD TK site which has an informational brochure, frequently asked questions flyer, and a five minute video for you to watch.

Kindergarten Readiness

Starting Kindergarten is a new beginning for learning, developing friendships, confidence and independence. However, it is normal for both children and parents to feel anxious about being completely prepared to start Kindergarten as well. FIRST 5 Santa Clara County in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Partnership for School Readiness has developed a handbook to help parents and caregivers prepare children for a successful Kindergarten experience.