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Rhyming Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Word Central
July 2012
Online Merriam-Webster dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming dictionary. Interactive games, daily activites, and educator resources available.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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

Second Step: Social Emotional Skills for Early Learning
Committee for Children
July 2012
Site features the "Second Step" program. Each grade level features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as: empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Training and classroom kits available for purchase.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

September 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Cecilia Fisher-Dahms, Peter Mangione, and Osnat Zur
September 2012
Powerpoint presentation on aligning the Preschool Foundations with California's Infant Toddler Learner and Development Foundations, Kindergarten Content Standards, Kindergarten Common Core Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

September 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Cecilia Fisher-Dahms, Peter Mangione, and Osnat Zur
September 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) on aligning the Preschool Foundations with California's Infant Toddler Learner and Development Foundations, Kindergarten Content Standards, Kindergarten Common Core Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, 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

Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners
National Association for the Education of Young Children
January 2011
This article outlines strategies that can improve the classroom engagement and learning by children for whom English is a second language. The article also discusses their use of a community of practice by educators who were seeking ways to improve their work with children who are dual language learners.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Suggestions for Building an Advisory Committee to Support Transitional Kindergarten
Santa Clara Office of Education & Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
June 2012
Suggestions for building an advisory committee to support TK implementation. Advisory committees can be developed at the district and county levels.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Teaching Cases on Family Engagement
Harvard Family Research Project
January 2012
This article shares valuable tools in preparing early childhood educators to engage effectively with families. Through case-based discussion, educators can enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and consider multiple perspectives.
Topics: English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports

The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
California Department of Education
July 2012
This online publication presents the developmental continuum of learning for children from birth through kindergarten. It shows the connections that the nine domains of the preschool learning foundations have with the content of these other important resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

The Gift of Language
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
February 2013
Information that teachers can share with parents on the importance of sharing language with their children every day.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, 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 Implementation Guide
California Department of Education
September 2013
The TK implementation guide focuses on the essential components for school district administrators and teachers to consider as they develop comprehensive TK programs.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

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 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

TKCalifornia Resource Sheet
TKCalifornia
January 2013
This resource sheet briefly outlines the features of TKCalifornia.org as well as information regarding the TK Monthly Webinar.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Top 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
August 2012
California Parents: Learn about the top five ways you can prepare your young child for transitional kindergarten. This list was created with help from three expert TK teachers across the state.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Transitional Kindergarten Special Projects Application Packet
First 5 Fresno County
June 2012
Sample application packet to apply for TK funds.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Transportation
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
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

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