• Transitional kindergarten (TK) bridges the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years. It is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that has been implemented in California for children who are not old enough yet for kindergarten but want to build their social, developmental, and academic skills. TK does not replicate preschool or kindergarten.

    TK classrooms are taught by a multiple-subject credentialed teacher with the support of an aide with early childhood training and the TK curriculum is based on a combination of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. TK is offered at select WCCUSD Elementary schools.

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Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment Process

  • Number one

    Determine your students' age and grade placement by using the chart below:

    2024 - 2025

    2023 - 2024

    Grade Level

    Age as of September 1, 2023
    Edad a partir de 1 de septiembre de 2023

    Birth Date on or Before
    Fecha de nacimiento en o antes
    Preschool 3/4 years ~ años Between~ Entre:
    12/3/2018 - 12/1/2020
    TK 5 years ~ años Between~ Entre:
    9/2/2018 - 4/2/2019
    K 5 years ~ años 9/1/2017
    1 6 years ~ años 9/1/2016


    Number two
    Register online. To do this, you will need an email account, a PowerSchool account (this is set up during online registration), and the required documents ready to upload.
    1. Verification of residency (two documents)
    2. Age Verification: birth certificate, Baptismal record, or passport
    3. Immunization record
    4. Parent, guardian, or caregiver identification (one document) 
    5. Documents required under special circumstances

    Number three

    After submitting your complete online registration form, you will need to contact your resident school to make an appointment for in-person ID verification and confirmation. Registration is not complete until you have your in-person appointment.

    Online registration is time-stamped once your registration is completed. Please be aware that you should be prepared to bring the original documentation that you uploaded online to your in-person ID verification and confirmation appointment.

    *All placement is dependent upon the availability of your TK school site. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis; if space is not available at your resident site or TK school site assignment, a neighboring school may be assigned. ~ *Toda colocación depende de la disponibilidad del sitio de su escuela TK; si no hay espacio disponible, se asignará una escuela vecina

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Important Dates

  • JAN 16  New Family Enrollment (All grade levels can enroll for NEW students. A new student is someone who has not been actively enrolled for 12 months at a school site), including TK & Kindergarten Registration Begins

    JAN 16   Transfer Enrollment Window Begins  

    JAN 29   Inter-district Transfer

    FEB 29   Transfer Enrollment Window Ends