Transitional kindergarten is one of the first steps California’s youngest schoolchildren take in their academic careers. As an educator, you are a key player in setting them on the path to lifelong learning and success. On TKCalifornia, you will find valuable, easy to use support and tips for teaching and administering high-quality TK that will get your students off to a strong start!
As a TK teacher, you can nurture confident, enthusiastic school children by providing a high-quality experience during this critical period of their development. In our teaching tools, you will find key elements of instruction and best practices for classroom planning, social-emotional development, English language arts, mathematics, English language development and family engagement.
As an administrator, it is your planning efforts that will ensure all aspects of implementation are addressed, and will lead to high-quality results for your staff and students. In this section, you will find a roadmap to guide your planning for useful strategies in funding, communications, operations, supporting teachers, assessment and family engagement.
Culturally relevant and responsive teaching and learning creates an environment in which children are able to bridge knowledge from their home lives to support and expand their learning at school. View our new video here!
The Parent Story Project is the first-ever regional study to investigate what it is like to be a parent of a young child in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. It gives us a glimpse into some of Silicon Valley's parents' biggest challenges and the community's ripest opportunities for affecting the lives of its children and families.