TK Overview and Eligibility

  • What is Trasitional Kindergarten (TK)?
    Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a full day class OUSD offers for students whose birthdate is between September 2, 2013  and December 2, 2013 of the regular school year.

     

    TK is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to meet the specific needs of four and five-year-old children. TK teachers are credentialed with specialized training in teaching young children. Aligned with the California Common Core Standards for kindergarten, instruction focuses on all areas of child development, including social emotional, literacy and math foundations as well as fine and gross motor skills. TK classrooms are nurturing environments where children learn through individual and small group instruction that is hands-on and play-based.

     

    Eligible Transitional Kindergarten students will be placed in a TK program for the 2018-2019 school year and continue to kindergarten in 2019-2020.

     

    Where is TK offered?
    TK programs are available at most OUSD elementary schools. Families of TK eligible students residing in neighborhoods with schools that do not offer TK are encouraged to look nearby. Please see the list of TK locations to the right.

     

    What is Expanded TK?
    Expanded TK is a program available for students whose birthdate is between December 3, 2013 and March 2, 2014.

     

    Where is Expanded TK offered?
    Expanded TK is available at the following schools: PLACE @ Prescott, La Escuelita, Reach Academy and Carl B. Munck. 


    How do I apply?
    Parents of future TK students should participate in the enrollment process for 2018-2019. Please visit www.ousd.org/enroll

Where is TK offered?

  • For the 2018-19 school year, TK programs are available at the following schools:

    Allendale
    Bella Vista
    Bridges Academy
    Brookfield
    Burckhalter
    Carl B. Munck
    Community United
    East Oakland Pride
    Emerson
    EnCompass
    Esperanza
    Franklin
    Fruitvale
    Futures
    Garfield
    Glenview
    Global Family
    Grass Valley
    Greenleaf
    Horace Mann
    Howard
    La Escuelita
    Laurel
    Lincoln
    Madison Park Lower Campus
    Manzanita Community
    Manzanita SEED
    Markham
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Melrose Leadership Academy
    Montclair
    Parker
    Piedmont Avenue
    PLACE @ Prescott
    Reach Academy
    RISE Community School
    Sankofa Academy
    Sequoia
    Thornhill