Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a program for students that turn 5 between 9/2 and 12/1. Santa Rosa Academy’s TK program is a Red Track homeschool program with 2 half days on campus with a teacher. All TK students do not have priority in the following years kindergarten lottery.

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 changed the kindergarten entry date from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1 so that children enter kindergarten at age 5.

What is TK?

TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

TK programs, as defined in statute, are not preschool classrooms or child development programs. They are part of the K-12 public school system and are the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, which uses a modified kindergarten curriculum. Pursuant to EC 48000(f), TK programs are intended to be aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations developed by the CDE.