Universal Pre-Kindergarten & Extended Learning Opportunity Plan
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Vision
The San Carlos School District vision for UPK builds on and links our well-established pre-school programming provided to San Carlos 3-4 year olds for the past 11 years. SCSD’s vision is to provide a developmentally appropriate early learning environment for the youngest learners in our district and create a seamless P-3 alignment for our students. SCSD has a goal to close achievement and opportunity gaps and plans to leverage UPK as an important strategy to meeting that goal.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Extended Learning Opportunity Plan
On June 16, 2022 Director Sue Dawley and Principal Leah Scholer provided an update on the planning for implementation of Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) in SCSD with a focus on UTK in 2022-23. In December, the board was updated on the SCSD response to the California initiative to provide Transitional Kindergarten to all 4-year-olds by 2024-25. The SCSD plan begins with the addition of one TK classroom in 22-23, but builds to 3 classrooms per school at full implementation. SCSD has a strong Preschool program and TK-3 programs and we are very excited about the expansion. Read more on our UPK Planning and Learning Grant.