TK Resources

Discover a library of great TK resources designed to help teachers and schools in planning, instruction, and administration efforts

This resource library offers a sampling of recommended resources that have been generously offered to support districts in their high-quality planning and instruction efforts. The library includes resources such as videos, templates, presentations, websites, and more.

TK Resource Library

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Administrators
Emergency Permits to Teach Transitional Kindergarten
Administrators
Bridging the Emerging Universal Programs to Support UPK & P3
Administrators
California's Students Experiencing Homelessness: Conditions, Outcomes and Policy Considerations
Administrators
A Principal's Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades
Administrators
A Natural Fit: Supporting After-School Staff of Color in Teacher Pipelines
Administrators
2021-22 California State Education Budget Summary
Administrators
A Toolkit for Effective and Supportive Transitions for Children, Families, and Educators in Fall 2021 and Beyond
Teachers
English Learners Were at a High Risk of Being Suspended Before the Pandemic, Restorative Practices May Offer Much Needed Relief
Teachers
New Study Points to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultations as an Important Tool for Addressing Challenging Behavior
Parents
The Value of Transitional Kindergarten: Parent Perspectives
Administrators
Expanding Early Childhood Education: How States and Districts Can Use Federal Recovery Funds Strategically
Administrators
Transition to Kindergarten: Findings from Recent Research
Teachers
Children Thrive Outside: A New Day for Outdoor Play in Childcare
Administrators
The Benefits of High-Quality PreK
Teachers
Powerful Role of Play in Early Education
Administrators
California Master Plan for Early Learning and Care
Administrators
Virtual Tour: San Diego Unified TK4 Program
Administrators
Nurturing Staff Wellness
Teachers
Position Statement: Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Parents
Tools of the Mind: Focus on Self-Regulation
Teachers
Seeing a Birth of Hope: Training Teachers in Trauma-Informed Classroom Practice
Teachers
How to Use Play for Teaching
Teachers
Black Boys Matter: Cultivating their Identity, Agency and Voice
Teachers
Inclusion Works!
Teachers
Beginning Steps to Building Resilient Classrooms
Teachers
Book Reading: How can we make it more effective for young DLLs?
Teachers
Building Authentic Relationships with Culturally Diverse Families
Teachers
Building Relationships with Preschool Parents, One Conversation at a Time
Teachers
Developing Self-Regulation
Teachers
Differentiating Instruction for Children’s Optimal Social-Emotional Development
Teachers
It’s All About Relationships: Explicitly Teaching Relationship Skills
Teachers
Language Development Strategies for DLL Supportive TK Classrooms
Teachers
Learning Social-Emotional Skills Through Play
Teachers
Practical and Proven Strategies for Teaching Young Dual Language Learners (POLL)
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations: English Language Development: Writing Strategies
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations: Language and Literacy Development
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations: Language and Literacy Development - Writing Strategies
Teachers
Social-Emotional Development in the ATK Classroom: Relationships
Teachers
Social-Emotional Skills: Preschool Learning Standards and Common Core
Teachers
Social-Emotional Development, Challenging Behaviors, and Building Self-Regulation
Administrators
Supporting Administrators and Coaches in Serving Young Dual Language Learners and their Families
Teachers
Teacher’s Role in Play to Support Dual Language Learners
Teachers
What should we teach? Integrated TK curriculum for DLLs
Teachers
There are many benefits to starting science education early - very early
Teachers
Welcoming Environment Components
Teachers
Play Games, Learn Math! Explore Numbers and Counting with Dot Card and Finger Games
Parents
Building Literacy
Teachers
Classroom Resource: Shape Poems
Teachers
Culture and Language in TK: Family Conversations
Teachers
Differentiated Instruction: Classroom Snapshots
Teachers
Differentiated Opportunities in TK Math
Administrators
Early Math in California
Parents
Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences – Talking Points for Parents
Teachers
Epstein's Framework of Six Types of Involvement
Teachers
Family Engagement Activities: Home-Site Connections
Teachers
Finding Math in Books
Teachers
From Static to Circuits: Inquiry-Based STEM Explorations of Electricity
Teachers
Gathering and Using Language Information that Families Share
Teachers
Number Sense Activities
Teachers
Preschool English Learner: Core Beliefs
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Drama
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Interactions
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Mathematics Overview
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Number Sense
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Phonological Awareness
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Physical Education
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Social Emotional Development
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Speaking and Listening
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations and Common Core Alignment: Visual Arts
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations: Social-Emotional Development
Teachers
Principles of Child Development
Teachers
Questions for Administrators to Guide Discussions about Formative Assessment and Differentiated Instruction
Parents
Reading Tips for Families
Parents
Reading with Your Child
Teachers
The Beauty of Early Childhood Mathematics: Playful Math = Engaged Learning
Parents
The Gift of Language
Teachers
TK Books by Subject Matter
Parents
Top 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Transitional Kindergarten
Administrators
Two-Year Comparative Analysis of Transitional Kindergarten Performance Outcomes
Administrators
What to Look and Listen for in Formative Assessment
Administrators
AIR Study Finds California's Transitional Kindergarten Gives English Learner Students Advantage for Kindergarten
Teachers
Focusing on Families: A Two-Generation Model for Reducing Parents' Stress and Boosting Preschoolers' Self-Regulation and Attention
Teachers
The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story
Teachers
Deepening Families' Understanding of Children's Learning in Centers
Teachers
Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children
Teachers
STEM Resources and Materials for Engaging Learning Experiences
Teachers
Reading Your Way to a Culturally Responsive Classroom
Teachers
Moving beyond Anti-Bias Activities: Supporting the Development of Anti-Bias Practices
Administrators
Research Brief: Transitional Kindergarten in California
Teachers
Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool
Administrators
Assessment for Learning: What Policymakers Should Know about Formative Assessment
Teachers
Many Languages, One Teacher: Supporting Language and Literacy in Preschool Dual Language Learners
Teachers
Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Guide
Teachers
Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3
Teachers
The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
Teachers
Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2
Teachers
Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1
Administrators
Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
Teachers
Alphabet Song and Letter Activities
Teachers
Back to School Resources for ELLs
Parents
Bedtime Math
Administrators
Building Effective Family Engagement
Administrators
California Department of Education TK Resources
Teachers
California Preschool Instructional Network
Teachers
Colorin Colorado
Teachers
Count, Play, Explore
Teachers
Creating Literacy Centers for the Classroom
Teachers
Creating Play-Based Experiences that Support Children's Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking
Administrators
Expanded Learning Opportunities Program
Administrators
Foundation for Child Development
Teachers
Get Ready to Read!
Parents
Have a Concern About School? Tips for Talking to the Teacher
Teachers
How to Foster a Trauma-Informed Approach in Your Work with Students
Teachers
Illustrated Learner's Dictionary
Administrators
Kindergarten in California
Teachers
Los Angeles County Office of Education: TK Resources
Teachers
Multilingual Learning Toolkit
Teachers
Oral Language Development for Beginners
Teachers
Parental Involvement Checklist
Parents
Parenting Resources
Teachers
PreKinders
Teachers
Resource Library: Educating All Learners
Administrators
Transitional Kindergarten FAQ
Teachers
What is Dramatic Play and How does it Support Literacy Development in Preschool