Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Transitional Kindergarten


The 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. Santee 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.


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Eligibility Qualifications. Children must meet the program qualifications listed below:


Age: Child must turn 5 years old September 2nd through June 30th of the current school year.


Immunizations: Child must have the immunizations required before entering the

program. Click Here to view immunization requirements for Transitional-Kindergarten.


Residency: Must show proof of residency within the Santee School District. Interdistricts will be accommodated as there is space. 



Questions? Contact Aemily Scott 619-258-2358 [email protected]