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How do you decide whether TK is right for your child?

Parents, you know your child best and ultimately you will decide whether Transitional Kindergarten makes sense for your child. The following are suggestions to help you with your decision:
  • Visit your local school to find out about the Kindergarten programs offered.

  • Attend Kindergarten Orientation and school meetings to learn more.

  • Meet with your child's preschool teacher or caregiver to discuss your child's readiness for Kindergarten.

  • If you have concerns about your child's readiness to enter Kindergarten, consider these questions:

    1. Does my child have a fall birthday?
    2. Does my child appear to be ready for structured academic work?
    3. Would my child benefit from having additional time to develop his/her social and academic skills?
    4. What else would my child be doing if he/she did not attend Kindergarten?

  • Communicate with the school principal, teachers, and support staff. They will answer any questions you may have regarding Transitional Kindergarten and Traditional Kindergarten options.

  • Participate in your child's educational experience at home and at school. Get involved!

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Tulare County Office of Education
Educational Resource Services
7000 Doe Avenue, Suite A, Visalia, CA 93291

Jen Francone, Ed.D.,
(559) 651-3831, ext. 3301 • fax: (559) 651-0571

Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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