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2-Year Comparative Analysis of TK Student Performance Outcomes in LAUSD
Los Angeles Unified School District
November 2015
LAUSD's TK cohort findings show transitional kindergarteners scored markedly better than children without TK on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) through 1st grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Research & Reports

2013 Conference - Math Session Why Math Matters Article
Linda Platas
February 2013
Article detailing the importance of mathematics in early childhood education.
Topics: Communications, Mathematics
Resource Type: Research & Reports

2013 Conference - Speaker Biographies
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
February 2013
Biographies of speakers and presenters at the 2013 TK Implementation Conference.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

2013 Conference - Transitional Kindergarten Resources
Los Angeles County Office of Education
February 2013
Listing of transitional kindergarten resources in California.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference
Early Edge California
February 2013
Here you have access to all of the video, presentations and materials from the 2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference. Learn promising TK practices, practical TK tips and strategies from education leaders across the state.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

A Day in Transitional Kindergarten at Nesbit Elementary
Diane Sexton
December 2012
The transitional kindergarten teacher at Nesbit School in Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District (San Mateo County) Diane Sexton, and her transitional kindergarten students show you what a day in TK is like. Watch as they learn through hands-on activities involving science, reading, communication, music, arts, drama, sharing and making friends. This video was made thanks to the wonderful parents of the transitional kindergarten students at Nesbit Elementary.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations

April 2011 TK Monthly Call
Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Executive Director, California Early Learning Advisory Council; Shirley Esau, Principal, Washington School; Direct or of Special Projects, Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
April 2011
Audio recording of a presentation on Transitional Kindergarten Standards and developmental practices. Includes a brief communications update.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

August 2011 TK Monthly Call
Melanie Duppins, Director of Program Expansion Partnerships, DonorsChoose.org; Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Wilma Hashi moto, Associate Director, Early Care and Education, Fresno County Office of Education; and Jeannie Liao - Gleason, Coordinator, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Program, Fresno County Office of Education
August 2011
Audio recording reviewing how to use donorschoose.org to raise funds for the TK classroom; how to use the DRDP-SR assessment tool; and how to plan for the first week of school in the TK classroom. Includes a brief policy and communications update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

August 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Vickie Ramos, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California): Janice Battaglia, Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Ed Lead; and Elia Garcia, Santa Clara County Office of Education
August 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) providing an overview of the TKCalifornia website.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

August 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Vickie Ramos, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California): Janice Battaglia, Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Ed Lead; and Elia Garcia, Santa Clara County Office of Education
August 2012
Powerpoint presentation providing an overview of the TKCalifornia website.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
July 2012
BRYCS provides individual consultations, trainings, and conference presentations on topics related to serving refugee children and families. Teachers can find numerous downloadable resources, suggestions for children's books relating to refugees, instructional materials and parent engagement strategies.
Topics: Communications, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

CCSESA TK Planning Guide
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
November 2011
This guide for transitional kindergarten is a resource to assist California school districts in the development of the first year of their two-year kindergarten programs.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Presentations, Research & Reports

Culturally Relevant and Responsive Family Conversation Guidelines
Cheri Reaves
April 2013
Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching and Learning (CRRTL) questions and activities that teachers can use in conversations with families.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Guides & Tools

Customizable Parent Brochure on Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2012
The following template brochure was developed based on feedback from parents across California. It incorporates information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the creation of transitional kindergarten, and provides space for local implementers to tailor the information to their own program. It also includes graphics and photos that help illustrate what transitional kindergarten is and how children will learn in the program.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

Customizable Parent Brochure on Transitional Kindergarten - Spanish
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2012
The following template brochure was developed based on feedback from parents across California. It incorporates information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the creation of transitional kindergarten, and provides space for local implementers to tailor the information to their own program. It also includes graphics and photos that help illustrate what transitional kindergarten is and how children will learn in the program.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

District Progress Guide for TK Planning and Implementation: What Have We Done? What Do We Do Next?
Santa Clara County Office of Education
October 2011
Template for school and district administrators to use for planning in areas of communications, central office operations, school site operations, classroom program and professional development
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Early Learning Dual Language Initiative
Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
July 2012
The newly developed Early Dual Language Learner Initiative (EDLLI) provides resources, professional development and technical assistance to community partners regarding culturally and linguistically responsive practices for young children, birth through age 5.
Topics: Communications, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Effective Messages About Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
June 2011
A set of message points school districts can use when engaging and outreaching to families. The message points were developed based on feedback received from parent focus groups representing families across the state.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Expanded TK 1 pager
Early Edge California
August 2015
Statutory changes made in the 2015-16 CA state budget clarify that school districts may expand TK beyond the original eligible cohort of fall birthday children to provide a kindergarten readiness experience to more children, if local capacity exists and families wish to enroll.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Expanded TK Advantages for Schools
Early Edge California
January 2016
A fact sheet on the educational and fiscal advantages for schools providing expanded access to transitional kindergarten.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

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