Thursday, April 26, 2012

Transitional Kindergarten for children turning Five between Sept 2-Dec 2, 2012

Transitional Kindergarten is a new early learning program launched in Fresno Unified to provide a more rigorous preparation for Kindergarten for children born between September 2, 2012 and December 2012. The requirements for Kindergarten are being increased because of the change in admission to Kindergarten happening by 2015. Soon children must be 5 entering Kindergarten. Previously December 2 has been the cut off, so you had children entering school at the age of four and turning five during the school year. 
The registration for Transitional Kindergarten has already begun, and classes are offered at 35 schools in Fresno Unified for the 2012-2013 school year. Transitional Kindergarten is not mandatory and will use resources already available at the school sites.

Addams, Bakman, Balderas, Birney, Burroughs, Calwa, Centennial, Columbia, Del Mar, Easterby, Ewing, Figarden, Fremont, Hidalgo, Kratt, Leavenworth, Lowell, Mayfair, Muir, Norseman, Olmos, Pyle, Roeding, Rowell, Slater, Storey, Thomas, Turner, Viking, Vinland, Williams, Wilson, Winchell, Wolters and Yokomi.

Admission requires the following:

Proof of Residence
Proof of Age
Home Language Survey
Up to Date Shot Record
Physical after March 1st or within one year of starting Kindergarten
Dental Screening by 2013

To Enter Regular Kindergarten 
For the 2012-13 school year, students must have turned five on or before Nov.1.
For the 2013-14 school year, students must have turned five on or before Oct. 1.
For the 2014-15 school year and each school year thereafter, students must have turned five on or
before Sept. 1.

To learn more contact the participating school nearest you.

Right now they are being very strict about the age limitations. I have a child born in late August who will not qualify (and that makes me sad).

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