Transitional Kindergarten

Roseville City School District

Transitional Kindergarten

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.  

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.  
  • 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 Records must be up-to-date!

Please call your school of residence with any questions.

2021-2022 Transitional Kindergarten

TK students must be 5 years old on or before March 31, 2022, to be eligible for enrollment in the Transitional Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year.

What is Priority Placement? 

Priority Placement is given when a school sites class becomes full. In the event that the Transitional Kindergarten program becomes full at your resident school site, students whose birthdays fall 9/2 – 12/2 will be given priority placement at their resident school site.  

If you would like to register can use this link to access our 2021-2022 New Student Registration

2020-2021 Transitional Kindergarten

TK students must have turned 5 years old on or before December 2, 2020, to be eligible for enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Over the past months the Roseville City School District has continuously been evaluating the most up-to-date information provided by Federal, State and Local entities regarding COVID-19 as we endeavor to return to school and provide a safe learning environment for our students, staff and community.

One consistent successful factor in combating the virus has been the adherence to social distancing as much as possible.  To lower class size and maximize social distancing for our youngest students, the District made the decision to follow California Education Code and limit enrollment into our Transitional Kindergarten program to students who turn five on or before December 2, 2020. Students turning five after that date will not be eligible for the program.  

Transitional Kindergarten is available at the following school site for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Blue Oaks
  • Cirby
  • Crestmont
  • Diamond Creek
  • Fiddyment Farm
  • Gates
  • Woodbridge

Please register your children by going to​

Please register your TK student by accessing RCSD’s general registration link for ALL grades

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 then the 30 to 60 day timeline to process.