TK Options

A love for Learning
  • 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:

    Born between

    TK Eligibility

    9/2/17- 2/2/18

    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 Year

     
    Benefits 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

    • Social and Emotional Development
    • Listening and Paying Attention
    • Self-Advocacy
    • Playing Well With Others
    • Becoming Independent 
    • Developing Foundational Language, Literacy, and Math Skills
     
    Half Day Program 
    • 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. 
     
    Full Day Option
    • 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.

     

     

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Last Modified on March 8, 2022