Desert Sands's Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten

We are excited to be able to provide transitional kindergarten (TK) classes at each of our elementary schools. As part of the district’s Universal Prekindergarten Plan, TK enrollment eligibility will be expanding over the next few years in conjunction with the implementation of the state of California’s implementation timeline. Please refer to the table below for the eligibility requirements based on the child’s birthdate. Please contact your local elementary school for more information regarding TK classes.

School Year Eligibility
2022-2023 5th birthday between September 2 and February 2
2023-2024 5th birthday between September 2 and April  2
2024-2025 5th birthday between September 2 and June 2
2025-2026 4th birthday as of September 1

Young students in classroom

We use Benchmark’s Ready to Advance curriculum to support the whole child. This is a comprehensive pre-K curriculum that is research-based and grounded in the understanding of how children learn. This program builds and integrates knowledge across several learning domains to prepare children for kindergarten. Above are all of the domains that are addressed in the program. For more information see:
Program Overview Brochure

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