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Transitional Kindergarten Information



Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten!


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum which is age and developmentally appropriate.  TK is designed to provide a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd.  The TK program addresses the young child’s language, literacy, and pre-math skills and emphasizes social and emotional development. TK provides young learners with a readiness year that will prepare them for success in traditional Kindergarten and beyond.


Pre-REGISTRATION of children eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten in August 2018 will be conducted in all Mt. Diablo Unified School District elementary schools on a first-come basis starting Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The hours of registration will be 9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm.


Pre-registration of children to attend Kindergarten at Monte Gardens Elementary will be on January 26, 2018. Only children from the waiting list who have received written confirmation will be registering on that day. The hours will be 9:00 – 10:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm.


Sequoia Elementary will be holding their Kindergarten registration on December 5, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the multi use room. Students will be called from the waiting list and given specific instructions as to what will be needed.


Children who will reach the age of five (5) years on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible for Kindergarten in August 2018. Children who will reach the age of five (5) years between September 2 and December 2, 2018, are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten in August 2018. Parents/guardians should bring the following documents with them: an original birth certificate or some other official documentary proof of the child’s birthdate; three original documents to verify where the child resides (one must be a photo ID); and a written immunization record from a HEALTH CARE provider indicating that all immunization requirements listed below have been met. Call your child’s school to verify documents needed as proof of residency. Please bring any completed school entry physical examination and dental examination.  Please see links below for additional information on TK and Kindergarten.




TK Frequently Asked Questions 2017-18

TK Preguntas Mas Frecuentes 2017-18

Immunization Requirements TK-K (ages 4-6)


TK Frequently Asked Questions 2018-19

TK Preguntas Mas Frecuentes 2018-19


Click on the following link to see the list of current TK sites.  More TK sites may be added, depending on enrollment needs.


TK Sites for 2018-19 English

TK Sites for 2018-19 Spanish


TK Sites for 2017-18-English

TK Sites for 2017-18 - Spanish