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2013 Conference - Building TK Connections Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan
Lori Burns (editor)
February 2013
Master plan for early learning in Santa Clara County, outlining articulation and alignment resources for elementary administrators.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations

2013 Conference - RSDSS Service Priorities
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
February 2013
Outlines 2012-2013 RSDSS Service Priorities.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

AIR Transitional Kindergarten Research Brief
American Institutes of Research
October 2014
This research brief highlights characteristics of TK classrooms across California compared with those of kindergarten classrooms, specifically around developmentally-appropriate practices.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Assessing Social-Emotional Competence
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
January 2008
This synthesis provides information for early care and education providers on using evidence-based practices in screening and assessing the social-emotional competence of young children.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Assessment for Learning: What Policymakers Should Know About Formative Assessment
WestEd
April 2013
A policy brief discussing the need for assessment systems in which assessments are used not just to measure student learning and inform accountability decisions but also to advance learning by guiding classroom instruction, and suggesting possible next steps for state and federal policymakers.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

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

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

CSBA Transitional Kindergarten Policy Brief
California School Board Association
July 2011
A policy brief developed by the California School Board Association describing and explaning Transitional Kindergarten.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

CTC--Credential Information Alert re: Transitional Kindergarten Assignments
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
August 2011
Memo from Commission on Teacher Credentialing that clarifies the appropriate credentials and teaching permits for serving in transitional kindergarten assignments.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

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

Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California) TK Statement
January 2012
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
Linda Espinosa
November 2013
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of early childhood education programs that most effectively support dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Policy, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Research & Reports

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

Finding the Money: Budgeting for TK
March 2011
Helpful information provided by School Services of California on TK funding, managing resources, money managers business office engagement.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Presentations

January 2012 TK Monthly Call
Scott Moore, Senior Policy Advisor, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); Debra Brown, Senior Legislative Associate, California School Boards Association; and Deborah Kong, Communications Director, Preschool California
January 2012
Audio recording with an overview and discussion of Governor Brown's budget proposal and how it affects TK, followed by a presentation on a Sample Board Policy for TK and an update on communications resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

July 2012 Statement on Full ADA Funding for TK
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
July 2012
Letter written by Preschool CA describing the full state funding that school districts will receive for transitional kindergarten.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Kindergarten Continuance Form
California Department of Education
May 2009
A copy of the Kindergarten Continuance Form from the California Department of Education.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Kindergarten Continuance Form - Available Translations
California Department of Education
July 2012
A webpage that features the many available translations of the Kindergarten Continuance Form from the California Department of Education.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

LAUSD Preschool through 3rd Grade Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District
June 2013
A school board resolution that calls for the development of a framework based on educational standards, curricula, assessment and professional development that are strongly aligned across high-quality pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Through this resolution, a Task Force will develop goals and a comprehensive plan to align preschool through 3rd grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

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