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LAUSD TK Memo to Principals
Los Angeles Unified School District
May 2012
A memo to principals from top administration explaining the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the phase-in process Los Angeles Unified School District will implement.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

LBUSD Transitional Kindergarten Parent Rally
Preschool California
July 2012
Educators, parents, community and business leaders and advocates gathered at Washington Carver Elementary to support full implementation of transitional kindergarten. Watch to see why these people are excited about TK, and to get a sneak peek into a TK classroom.
Topics: Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

March 2012 TK Monthly Call
Lisa Peterson, Jefferson Elementary
March 2012
Audio recording of TK Monthly Call including a quick policy and communications update and featuring a presentation on transitional kindergarten implementation with practitioner Lisa Peterson of Jefferson Elementary.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Math Matters California Report
Deborah Stipel and Alan Schoenfeld
March 2012
Recent research demonstrates that children’s level of mathematics knowledge before entering school is critical to their subsequent academic achievement and even predicts high school graduation. This document summarizes the discussion of the California-focused meeting which addressed four issues: standards, assessment, professional development, and curriculum.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report, Executive Summary
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

PBS: Parents and Teachers
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
July 2012
Free online activity ideas designed for ages 3-7. Teachers can browse activities that directly build social emotional, language, literacy, and critical thinking skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

PD on Formative Assessment: Insights from Research and Practice
WestEd
April 2013
This paper examines the need for professional development on formative assessment, the literature on effective PD in general, and examples of PD related to formative assessment that are documented in the literature. It also discusses major issues in the design and implementation of PD on formative assessment and makes recommendations for future efforts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

SB 837 Kindergarten Readiness Act FAQ
Early Edge California
February 2014
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the 2014 Kindergarten Readiness Act, SB 837.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

September 2011 TK Monthly Call
Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Cecilia Fisher - Dahms, Education Administrator , Quality Improvement Office, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Kerry Kriener - Althe n , Ph.D., Director, CCFS Evaluation Team, West Ed; Jenny Paul Rappaport, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California), and Janet Lopez, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
September 2011
Audio recording of a discussion on the DRDP-SR Assessment Tool, with an overview of a DRDP-SR tool pilot and field study. Includes a brief policy update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

State Superintendent Expanded TK Letter
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
July 2015
A letter to California County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators that outlines the opportunity for districts to grant early admission, at the beginning of the school year, for pupils who are otherwise too young to attend a TK program.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

TK Fact Sheet - Early Edge California
Early Edge California
January 2015
A fact sheet that provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, a look into transitional kindergarten and a summary of the value of TK in our state and what is happening in California today.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

TK Phase-In & Entry Date Graphic for TK and K
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
July 2012
A graphic that outlines the three year phase-in process of implementation, and also shows when a child will be age-eligible for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten according to birth year and the month the child turns 5.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

TK Phase-In & Entry Date Graphic for TK and K - Spanish
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
June 2011
A graphic in Spanish that outlines the three year phase-in process of implementation, and also shows when a child will be age-eligible for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten according to birth year and the month the child turns 5.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

TK Sample Policy for School Districts
California School Boards Association
June 2012
The following optional policy is for use by districts that maintain kindergarten and may be revised to reflect district practice.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

TK Stipend Award Notification 2015
California Department of Education
January 2015
Terms of the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend awards.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Tulare County Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit
Tulare County Office of Education
January 2013
The Transitional Kindergarten toolkit includes many helpful resources for schools, administrators, teachers and parents to use in the preparation and facilitation of Transitional Kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Why Birth to 3rd Grade - Early Edge California
Early Edge California
April 2013
An Early Edge California fact sheet on why early learning, starting from birth up through 3rd grade, is crucial for setting children on a path to college and career readiness
Topics: Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

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