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Resources for those interested in the academic achievement of kindergarten through grade six public school students; includes transition-to-school guidance.

Universal Prekindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Guide

  • Dr. Patricia Wolfe Introduction External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Amazing Developing Brain, Part 1 External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Amazing Developing Brain, Part 2 External link opens in new window or tab.
    The 2013–14 Transitional Kindergarten Conference was held in Pasadena, California, on May 1, 2014. Dr. Patricia Wolfe presented the keynote presentation on brain development in the early years, and enlightened listeners with her thoughts, dispelling common misconceptions and providing practical advice on how educators can make the most of the marvelous opportunity to educate young children.

  • Transitioning to Kindergarten: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators External link opens in new window or tab.
    The National Center for Learning Disabilities and the American Federation of Teachers have collaborated to offer a comprehensive resource for educators that includes tools and materials to help implement strategies to facilitate and enhance children’s transition to kindergarten.

  • TK Professional Resource Guide for Administrators External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 6 MB)
    This guide provides an annotated list of accessible online resources for administrators to support transitional kindergarten.

  • Updated Board of Education Waiver Request Requirements
    Letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson presenting the updated waiver request requirements for kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.

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Kindergarten

Early Education and Elementary Resources

Desired Results Developmental Profile–School Readiness (DRDP-SR)

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Questions:   TK Support | TK3Questions@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 3, 2021