Transitional Kindergarten

Roseville City School District

Transitional Kindergarten

TK represents a true bridge between preschool and regular traditional Kindergarten.  Taught by a credentialed teacher with early childhood expertise, TK uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the Common Core Kindergarten standards but is designed explicitly to support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of young 5 year-olds.

Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old between September 2 and December 2.  TK gives our youngest Kindergarten students a head start in instruction and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social needs. TK is a free program within the public school system.

The TK environment includes many opportunities for social-emotional development, fine- and gross-motor activities, and oral language development for all kinds of learners, including those with special needs.  RCSD’s TK program prioritizes purposeful, structured play, small-group instruction, and intentional teaching using hands-on, experiential activities.  TK truly provides our youngest Kindergarteners with the gift of time, enabling all students to begin traditional Kindergarten ready to thrive.

TK students must be 5 years old on or before January 31, 2019, to be eligible for enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten

Priority enrollment will be given to students that turn 5 on or before December 2, 2018

  • TK students will follow the district calendar.  
  • TK students attend class for 200 instructional minutes each day (about 3 hrs and 20 min/day), Monday through Friday.  
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • Immunization Record must be up-to-date!

Please register your TK student by accessing RCSD’s general registration link for ALL grades

2018-2019 Online Registration information to be released in January of 2018

Please call your school of residence with any questions.

Subject to Enrollment: We hope to provide Transitional Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 18-19 school year.

If you are requesting TK at a site other than your school of residence, please complete an Intradistrict Transfer Form. Placement at requested site depends on enrollment numbers.

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