August 17, 2017
Transitional kindergarten was introduced after a 2010 California law changed the cutoff birth date for kindergarten entry from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1.
July 31, 2017
A summer program in Oakland aims to make sure that kindergarten students are ready to learn.
July 24, 2017
The Nurse-Family Partnership program improved parenting skills and early childhood development, a new study finds.
July 4, 2017
Oakland joins districts in California and across the country that see improvements in math proficiency among students who work with ST Math
July 2, 2017
English learners in transitional kindergarten show significant gains.
June 28, 2017
Researchers found kindergartners who had attended transitional kindergarten are better prepared than those who had attended preschool or had not been in a formal preschool program.
June 18, 2017
California has not increased its income eligibility limit for subsidized child care since the 2007-08 fiscal year.
June 7, 2017
Through a community partnership, science specialists at the Lawrence Hall of Science are bringing free, play-based science lessons to playgroups for low-income families across the Bay Area.
May 31, 2017
Despite the prevalence of childhood trauma, few early education programs are prepared to help the more than 35 million children in the country who have experienced trauma, researchers say.
May 18, 2017
English learners who attend transitional kindergarten enter kindergarten with stronger literacy and math skills, according to a recent American Institutes for Research study.
May 16, 2017
While early education advocates say they appreciate Gov. Jerry Brown keeping last year’s promise to increase preschool funding, they lamented that the May budget revision didn’t include additional money and changes that would allow more low-income families to qualify for subsidized child care.
May 9, 2017
The “transitional kindergarten” program is for 4-year-olds who turn 5 after Sept. 1, the cutoff date for enrolling in regular kindergarten, and before Dec. 3. Some districts enroll even younger 4-year-olds.
April 19, 2017
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
April 9, 2017
Only six of California's 25 largest school districts are taking advantage of a state law that allows them to enroll more 4-year-olds in a pre-kindergarten program known as “transitional kindergarten.”