Transitional Kindergarten (TK) provides an extra year of high quality education for eligible students. TK is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, and gives students the gift of time to build strong foundations for future school success.In the 2022-23 school year, MVUSD is proudly expanding the current Transitional Kindergarten eligibility, with a goal of implementing Universal TK for all four-year olds by the 2025/2026 school year. Each MVUSD elementary school site will be home to a TK program.
The expansion will roll out as follows:
2022-23 School Year
9/2/18 - 4/2/19
2023-24 School Year
9/2/19 - 6/2/20
2024-25 School Year
9/2/20 – 9/2/21
2025-26 School YearBenefits of TK and Early Learning:
- Provides time to learn and grow linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically, and academically
- Builds confident learners
- Offers an enriching and challenging environment
- Creates a foundation for academic success through high school and college
Social Skills Gained:
- Identifying and Regulating Emotions
- Problem Solving
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Cooperating and Sharing
- Communicating and Asking for Help When Needed
School Readiness Addressed in TK
Half Day Program
- Social and Emotional Development
- Listening and Paying Attention
- Playing Well With Others
- Becoming Independent
- Developing Foundational Language, Literacy, and Math Skills
Full Day Option
- Available at all MVUSD Elementary School Sites
- Three hours per day, five days per week, 180 days per year (follows the MVUSD school calendar)
- The start times follow the elementary school site schedule, Monday through Friday.
- Available at all MVUSD Elementary School Sites.
- For the first half of the day, students are enrolled in a TK classroom.
- The second half of the day, students are enrolled in SEED, for enrichment.
- The start times follow the elementary school site schedule, Monday through Friday with SEED enrichment before or after TK.
- Half-day SEED enrichment is fee-based and may be subsidized.
- Fee-based: Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Subsidized families may be eligible for no-cost extended care, depending on meeting federal income guidelines.