Funding for transitional kindergarten: It’s probably the first question on your mind as you begin planning for TK. Under the law, TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. Therefore your district will receive the same full California Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding rate for TK students that you receive for all kindergarten students.

For more than half a century, children born in the fall on or before Dec. 2 (i.e., TK-aged children), have been eligible to attend kindergarten in California’s public schools. Under the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010, these children born between September and December will continue to be served by the public school system and will be placed in TK classrooms instead of kindergarten classrooms.

In addition to core ADA funding, you also have other funding sources that can support your TK classrooms.  Depending on how you decide to structure your TK classrooms across your district (e.g. TK classes in select schools, TK/K combo classes, etc), your funding approaches may vary.

In this section, you can find information on TK funding, particularly in the following areas: