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. 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.


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Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Eligibility Qualifications

Children must meet the program qualifications listed below:

  • Students with birthdates from September 2, 2019 to September 1, 2020 will qualify for TK.
  • 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. If space allows, we will take out of district students. 

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