San Jose Unified Approves Transitional Kindergarten

Last night, SJUSD‘s School Board approved the implementation of Transitional Kindergarten beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten gives children an opportunity to learn in an enriching and academically challenging environment that nurtures their growth. Research shows that children who attend kindergarten readiness programs like Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to do well in school and attend college. Offering Transitional Kindergarten will help all of our students get the best start possible, with curriculum that is designed just for them.

The program will be offered to children turning 5 years old between September 2 and December 2.

  • Is part of the public school system and is free for families.
  • Uses unique, specialized curriculum based on the kindergarten standards and designed to support young 5 year olds.
  • Will give students an opportunity to develop social and academic skills.
  • Gives students confidence that will help them succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

“San Jose Unified is proud to announce that we will be offering Transitional Kindergarten classes at many of our elementary schools. While there is still some uncertainty around state budgeting for education, we recognize that our families cannot wait for the legislature to come to consensus. San Jose Unified’s Board of Education has made the offering of a quality TK program a priority and want to assure our community that our mission to close the opportunity gap and provide every student the finest 21st century education starts the very day the enter San Jose Unified School District.”

The enrollment centers are closed next week, but this is great news if you have young kinders!

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