Transitional Kindergarten

California's New Kindergarten

According to California Education Code 48000, if your child has his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2018, he/she may enroll in Kindergarten. If your child has his/her fifth birthday between September 2, 2018, and December 2, 2018, he/she will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. CUSD enrolls only students who meet the cutoff dates and does not enroll children who turn 5 after December 2 into Transitional Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year kindergarten program that uses modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

The following chart is helpful to determine enrollment in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.


  5th birthday December 3, 2017 to September 1, 2018

  Transitional Kindergarten

  5th birthday September 2, 2018 to December 2, 2018

Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Parent Letter for 2018-19

Transitional Kindergarten Brochure for 2018-19