The District operates a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program as per The California Kindergarten Readiness Act (2010). For the upcoming school year, students must turn 5 on or before September 1st in order to be eligible for kindergarten. However, parents of students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, may choose to register their children for TK, which is part of the public school system and is free to participating students. Registration in the TK program is optional and registration is on a space-available basis.
Students who enroll in transitional kindergarten will attend the program for the full academic year and then will attend kindergarten the following school year. The transitional kindergarten class will be a five-hour program daily and will be held on one of our elementary school campuses. Transitional kindergarten is taught by teachers credentialed to teach kindergarteners and is intended to give young learners a head start and provide them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. Teachers help children develop social and communication skills through activities that build confidence while supporting the traditional kindergarten curriculum of math, literacy, and language development taught in interactive ways.
Registration for the San Carlos School District Transitional Kindergarten is the same process as for traditional kindergarten. Please contact your school if you have any additional questions.