Transitional Kinder Admission Process

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a stepping stone between preschool and kindergarten. The optional program includes appropriate curriculum opportunities for language development, foundations of mathematics, and social-emotional development through dramatic play, small group instruction, and intentional teaching through hands-on activities to achieve readiness for traditional kindergarten.

    Assembly Bill 130, signed by Governor Newsom in July 2021, expands TK programs to make it available to all 4-year-olds by 2025-2026. The new program will be gradually phased in expanding the existing TK classrooms until it covers all 4-year-olds in the state.

    For the 2022-2023 school year, LdV will a half day programs. To qualify for 2022-2023 TK enrollment, students must be 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023.  Families must attend one of our Open Enrollment meetings to be eligible for our tK lottery.

  • The Half Day Transitional Kindergarten programs have a developmental and age appropriate curriculum that gives early learners time to acquire school readiness, academic, social, and emotional skills needed for kindergarten and beyond. The curriculum model is based upon the California Early Learning Foundations, blending play based learning opportunities in the program and introducing State Common Core Standards in preparation for the following years in school. The program extends for 200 minutes each day. The class sizes are 24 students plus a teacher and instructional aide.

    For more information or questions about the Half-Day programs, please email

  • Parents can submit registration forms either online or by downloading the TK Registration packet

    To register, families will need to provide photo identification, address verification, proof of birth documentation, and the child’s immunization record. See the full list of required enrollment documentation

  • Eligible LdV siblings receive priority