Transitional Kindergarten

Roseville City School District

Transitional Kindergarten
2023-24 Registration Opens Monday, January 23rd

Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old after September 2nd and the age-eligible cut-off.  

2023/2024 Age Eligibility

  • Born September 2, 2018 – April 2, 2019
  • School Ready

Roseville City School District is pleased to offer a 5-hour per day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program led by highly qualified RCSD teachers. The TK program offers standards-aligned core content courses to support some of our youngest students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic needs. TK will be offered at all RCSD school sites except Orchard Ranch Elementary. Orchard Ranch TK students will be placed at Westbrook Elementary for the 23-24 school year on a space-available basis. Those students will return to their resident school of Orchard Ranch for kindergarten in the 24-25 school year.

Please call your school of residence with any questions. Find out what school your student will attend by going to

2022/2023 Age Eligibility

  • Born September 2, 2017 – March 31st, 2018 
  • School Ready

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.

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 will follow the district calendar.  
  • 2022 -23 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.

*Placement at your resident school site is not guaranteed. If the TK program becomes full at your resident school site, RCSD will contact families to offer placement in the TK program at a school site with available space. We will operate on a “last in, first out” process. 

Please call your school of residence with any questions. Find out what school your student will attend by going to

TK Registration Information

Please register your children by going to


Required Documentation/Forms for registration:



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. TK transfer requests submitted for the next school year can take longer than the 30 to 60-day timeline to process.