Transitional Kindergarten benefits children who need time to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. This developmental program acts as a bridge between a flexible environment and the more structured academic setting of kindergarten. It is for those younger students that need something more than what preschool offers, but are not quite ready for kindergarten. This program gives children the "gift of time” to build the necessary skills for success and leadership throughout their school experience. The program is intended for students who have their fifth birthday between September 2nd and February 2nd and there is no cost for this program.

Transitional Kindergarten teachers are fully credentialed and will utilize a curriculum that is aligned with the California State Content Standards. Kindergarten readiness is the primary goal of the Transitional Kindergarten program, which focuses on language and literacy activities, early math skills, and critical social development.

The daily schedule includes whole group instruction and activities, small group instruction based on individual needs, and independent "hands-on” learning through exploration and inquiry. They will have many opportunities to build confidence, which lays a foundation for school success in years to come. Transitional Kindergarten students will enjoy lunch and recess with their kindergarten friends and participate in all kindergarten activities throughout the year, including music, art, science, field trips, and motor skills development.