Transitional Kindergarten

  • TUSD has a Transitional Kindergarten option for those students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2018 and is available at selected elementary schools in the 2018-19 school year. 

    To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2018-19  school year, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2018. 

    Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB 1382) began the 2012-2013 school year which changed the required birthday for admission to Kindergarten from December 2 to November 1 in California.  It was part of a phase-in that changed the Kindergarten cutoff date by one month each year (November 1 in 2012-2013, October 1 in 2013-2014, and September 1 in 2014-2015 and each school year thereafter).  

    The following documents must be provided at the time of registration:

    1. Immunization Verification Records
    2. Original Birth Certificate, Passport or Baptismal Certificate
    3. Proof of Residence (e.g. current TID, PG & E bill or rental agreement)
    4. Photo I.D.


  • What is transitional kindergarten?

TK Sites

  • For more information about TK, please contact your home elementary school site:

    Brown (209) 634-7231
    Crowell (209) 667-0885
    Cunningham (209) 667-0794
    Earl (209) 634-1090
    Julien (209) 667-0891
    Medeiros (209) 668-9600
    Osborn TWI Academy (209) 667-0893
    Wakefield (209) 667-0895

    Note: All are PM classes.

TK Program Philosophy

  • The objective of the Turlock Unified Transitional Kindergarten program is to promote the acquisition of academic and life skills for all students utilizing developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and materials.

    TK is taught by a credentialed teacher with early childhood expertise. TK is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience.  TK gives our youngest students a head start in instruction and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social needs.  TK is a free program within the public school system.