Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

California Kindergarten Readiness logoThe California Kindergarten Readiness Act established a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for children who miss the September 1st birth date cutoff to enroll in Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a pre-Kindergarten program designed to build a bridge between early learning and Kindergarten. This program provides time for younger students to engage in early academic learning experiences designed to promote success in Kindergarten and beyond. Chula Vista Elementary School District offers a half-day TK program at selected school sites. Students in the TK Program complete a full year in TK, and then a full year in regular Kindergarten before moving on to First Grade. Registration for the current year is on-going. Registration for the 2021-22 school year begins on March 15, 2021. Click here to go to our Welcome to Enrollment web page.

Please review the 
TK Registration Guide, Guía de registración, TK Welcome Letter and TK 2021-22 School Site List 
for further information. 

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Eligibility Qualifications

Children must meet the program qualifications listed below:

  • AGE
    Child must turn 5 years old September 2nd through December 2nd of the current school year.

    Child must have the immunizations required before entering the program. Click Here to view immunization requirements for Transitional-Kindergarten.

    Must show proof of residency within the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Click Here to view acceptable residency verification documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here to view parents’ most commonly asked questions and the answers regarding TK.

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Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
2021-2022  Locations

          Arroyo Vista   Chula Vista Hills
              Feaster   Halecrest
              Harborside   Heritage
              Lauderbach   Loma Verde
              Los Altos   Marshall 
              McMillin   Montgomery          
              Parkview   Sunnyside
              Vista Square
  Wolf Canyon

For Additional Information, Contact Us:
Early Childhood Education Department
 (619) 425-3558

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Rita Palet
Senior Director, Early Childhood Education

(619) 425-3558

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