Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Information 2020-21

California's Kindergarten System: Preparing Children to Succeed

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According to California Education Code 48000, if your child has his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2020, he/she may enroll in Kindergarten. If your child has his/her fifth birthday between September 2, 2020, and December 2, 2020, 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 2020-21 school year.


  5th birthday is September 2, 2019 to September 1, 2020

  Transitional Kindergarten

  5th birthday is September 2, 2020 to December 2, 2020

Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Parent Letter for 2020-2021

Transitional Kindergarten Brochure for 2020-2021