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Transitional Kindergarten

transitional Kindergarten

TK 2019-2020 information

Transitional Kindergarten is a public school program for age-eligible students turning 5 between September 2, 2019 and December 2, 2019. Students who turn 5 on September 1, or before, are eligible for Kindergarten and students who turn 5 after December 2, 2019 will wait until the 2020-2021 school year and enroll in Kindergarten.

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten is open now and can be reached through the CUSD website.  After completing the online portion, required documents will be accepted at the school sites beginning on April 10, 2019. Students are assigned to an elementary site for TK based on their home school in the following manner.


AOE and POI = Aviara Oaks Elem. (AOE)

BV, CHE and MAG = Buena Vista Elem. (BV)

PAC and JEF = Jefferson Elem. (JEF)

HOP and KEL = Kelly Elem. (KEL)


TK registration continues throughout the summer and into the school year.  If a class at the assigned school is full, CUSD will offer a placement in another school listed above.   Some classes fill up faster than others, it is a good idea to start the registration process as soon as possible. 

Kínder de Transición 2019-2020
Transitional Kindergarten es un programa escolar público para estudiantes elegibles por edad que cumplen 5 años entre el 2 de septiembre y el 2 de diciembre de 2019. Los estudiantes que cumplen 5 años el 1 de septiembre o antes son elegibles para Kindergarten y los estudiantes que cumplan 5 después del 2 de diciembre esperarán hasta el 2020-2021 año escolar e inscribirse en Kindergarten.

La inscripción para Kindergarten de Transición está abierta ahora y se puede contactar a través del sitio web de CUSD. Después de completar la porción en línea, los documentos requeridos serán aceptados en las escuelas a partir del 10 de abril de 2019. Los estudiantes son asignados a un sitio primario para TK según su escuela local de la siguiente manera.


AOE y POI = Aviara Oaks Elem. (AOE)
BV, CHE y MAG = Buena Vista Elem. (BV)
PAC y JEF = Jefferson Elem. (JEF)
HOP y KEL = Kelly Elem. (KEL)


La inscripción en TK continúa durante todo el verano y hasta el año escolar. Si una clase en la escuela asignada está llena, CUSD ofrecerá una colocación en otra escuela mencionada anteriormente. Algunas clases se llenan más rápido que otras, es una buena idea comenzar el proceso de registro lo más pronto posible.


Transitional Kindergarten Defined:

Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for those children who turn five between September 2nd and December 2nd.  The classes offer children developmentally appropriate curriculum that is a hybrid blend of California Preschool Foundations and the Kindergarten standards.  Transitional Kindergarten teachers hold valid California Teaching credentials and the teachers in Carlsbad plan together and share similar curriculum.


The difference between Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

Transitional Kindergarten is not a replication of kindergarten.  The Transitional Kindergarten environment includes more opportunities for social-emotional and language development through dramatic play, small group instruction, and intentional teaching through hands-on activities.  There is a focus on activities which develop large and small motor skills, attention span, and developing the ability to follow directions.  Traditional Kindergarten will focus on mastery of skills and attainment of content standards.  


Typical Schedule/Staggered Day:


7:50 a.m. Early Birds Arrive

8:00 - 9:55 a.m. Early Birds

-Reading Readiness

-Math Exploration

-Fine Motor Development

-Play Based Stations

10:a.m. Late Owls Arrive - Recess for all

10:20 - 11:20 a.m. Both Early Birds & Late Owls



-Social Studies



-Physical Education

11:20 a.m. Early Birds Dismissed

11:15 - 11:35 a.m. Late Owls Snack Time

11:35 - 1:25 a.m. Late Owls

-Reading Readiness

-Math Exploration

-Fine Motor Development

-Play Based Stations

1:25 p.m. Late Owls Dismissed