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TK Program Information

Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment

Bear Valley Unified School District TK program will admit students whose fifth birthday is from September 2nd through December 2nd of the enrolling school year. Kindergarten students must turn five years old prior to September 2nd of the enrolling school year.

As part of the enrollment process of a child entering school for the first time, immunizations, medical information, and health assessments by your child's physician, need to be completed. You will upload these completed forms when you enroll online. Here are the forms and other information to assist you in "getting started" with the requirements:

TK is the first year of a two-year developmental kindergarten program servicing children who turn five between September 2nd and December 2nd. It is designed to build a solid foundation for success in school for “young” five year olds. The program is funded by the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 that changed the kindergarten entry age in 2014-2015 to Sept. 1.
In 2010, California Legislation passed The Kindergarten Readiness Act, a bill changing the cut-off date for Kindergarten entry from December 2nd to September 1st. This change occurred in a three year phase in process beginning November, 2012. The cutoff date in CA now aligns with the majority of the states in the country. Also included in this CA bill is the mandate for districts to offer a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for students who are affected by the change. The TK grade level is for BVUSD students who will turn 5 between September 2 and December 2. Students whose birthday is on or before September 1st will begin kindergarten.

Enrollment Documents

To learn more about Transitional Kindergarten, please visit the California Department of Education website at: 

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderfaq.asp

TK California Website: TKCalifornia.org