TK represents a true bridge between preschool and regular traditional Kindergarten. Taught by a credentialed teacher with early childhood expertise, TK uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the Common Core Kindergarten standards but is designed explicitly to support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of young 5 year-olds.
Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old between September 2 and December 2. TK gives our youngest Kindergarten 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.
The TK environment includes many opportunities for social-emotional development, fine- and gross-motor activities, and oral language development for all kinds of learners, including those with special needs. RCSD’s TK program prioritizes purposeful, structured play, small-group instruction, and intentional teaching using hands-on, experiential activities. TK truly provides our youngest Kindergarteners with the gift of time, enabling all students to begin traditional Kindergarten ready to thrive.
TK students must be 5 years old on or before January 31, 2020, to be eligible for enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten
Priority enrollment will be given to students that turn 5 on or before December 2, 2019
- TK students will follow the district calendar.
- TK students attend class for 200 instructional minutes each day (about 3 hrs and 20 min/day), Monday through Friday.
- Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
- Immunization Record must be up-to-date!
Please register your TK student by accessing RCSD’s general registration link for ALL grades
2019-2020 Online Registration information to be released in January of 2019
Please call your school of residence with any questions.
Subject to Enrollment: We hope to provide Transitional Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 19-20 school year.
If you are requesting TK at a site other than your school of residence, please complete an Intradistrict Transfer Form. Placement at the requested site depends on enrollment numbers.