Transitional kindergarten (TK) is one of the first steps California’s youngest schoolchildren take in their academic careers – and new updates to education policy now make it possible to serve more children in TK! On TKCalifornia, you can learn more about the Expanded TK opportunity, as well as valuable, easy to use support and tips for teaching and administering high-quality TK that will get your students off to a strong start!
As a TK teacher, you can nurture confident, enthusiastic school children by providing a high-quality experience during this critical period of their development. In our teaching tools, you will find key elements of instruction and best practices for classroom planning, social-emotional development, English language arts, mathematics, English language development and family engagement.
As an administrator, it is your planning efforts that will ensure all aspects of implementation are addressed, and will lead to high-quality results for your staff and students. In this section, you will find a roadmap to guide your planning for useful strategies in funding, communications, operations, supporting teachers, assessment and family engagement.
California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Webinar
Last year’s state budget included funding for the California TK Stipend Program (CTKS) to support teachers in earning early childhood education units. This webinar features information from CDE and three counties that have begun implementing the program.
Beginning this fall, the Los Angeles Unified School District is moving forward with an innovative new Transitional Kindergarten Expansion Plan in 117 sites throughout the district, that will be offered to 4 year olds that turn 5 any time during the school year.