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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a kindergarten program for children who do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten. A screening process is used to determine whether a child qualifies for the program.

Peninsula School District is offering a 6 month full-day Transitional Kindergarten program for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the upcoming fall. Students qualify through an application and screening process. This free program is available for children who are not currently enrolled in an early learning program and demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs. Transitional Kindergarten will focus on essential academics, social-emotional skills, and learning habits to empower children as they launch into their academic journey.

When and where is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten is scheduled to begin January 6, 2022 and will run through June 21, 2022 and is a full day, full week program. This district-wide program will be located at three elementary schools in the Peninsula School District:

Discovery Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Harbor Heights Elementary School

This program will follow the same schedule and calendar as all PSD schools. 

Prerequisite Requirements for Transitional Kindergarten (must meet all):

  • Students who turn five (5) between September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

  • Not currently identified for participation in another preschool program

  • Reside within the Peninsula School District boundaries 

Qualifying Criteria for Transitional Kindergarten (must meet at least one of the following):

  • Show a need in at least one of the following:

    • Academics

    • Emotional/social development

    • Fine and gross motor skills

    • Language development

    • Lack access to a licensed preschool opportunity due to availability or financial circumstances

    • Qualify for free/reduced meals

    • English Learner

How do we apply?

Fill out an interest surveyApplication Deadline:  November 10, 2021

Check out the video below for more information about this new program:

Kindgergarten student waving at camera

CONTACT US

Lisa Reaugh
Director, Special Programs
reaughl@psd401.net