Transitional Kindergarten, often referred to as TK, is a free public-school program for 4-year-olds who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd for the 22-23 school year. For the 23-24 school year, the student must turn 5 between September 2nd and April 2nd. It is essentially an extra public-school grade that began in 2012 and is designed to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten. Children who are enrolled in transitional kindergarten can enroll in a regular kindergarten class the following year. Although there is no mandated curriculum, transitional kindergarten is modeled on a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.
The location for the Transitional Kindergarten varies each year according to space. Students who enroll in Transitional Kindergarten are assigned to the program and school for only one year.
- Round One: January 2 – February 3, 2023
- Round Two: February 6 – May 19, 2023
- Round Three: May 22 – June 23, 2023
- Ongoing: June 26, 2023 and beyond