Transitional Kindergarten, often referred to as TK, is a free public-school program for 4-year-olds who turn 5 between September 2nd and December 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.
- Round One: January 4 – February 5, 2021
- Round Two: February 8 – May 14, 2021
- Round Three: May 17 – June 25, 2021
- Ongoing: June 28, 2021 and beyond