Transitional Kindergarten

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Transitional Kindergarten for 5-Year-Olds

MPSD also will be offering a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program in 2024-2025 for children who will be 5 on or before September 1st, 2024. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the gift of time for students that are not developmentally ready for Kindergarten… yet.
Your child may be recommended for Transitional Kindergarten if he/she:

  • Did not successfully complete a full year of 4K

  • Is recommended for TK by a 4K teacher

  • Turns five between March 1st - September 1st

In Transitional Kindergarten students will learn essential literacy, math, and self regulation skills in a play-based environment. At the end of the Transitional Kindergarten year, students will be recommended for either Kindergarten or Grade One based on their readiness.

Wondering what skills are recommended for a child entering kindergarten? 

A child that is ready for kindergarten can do most of the following…

Recognize first name

Identify numbers 1-10

Sort blocks by color and shape

Write first name

Identify colors and basic shapes

Hold a book and turn pages

Recognize uppercase and lowercase letters

Pull over and count up to ten blocks

Point to objects and pictures while enjoying a book

Draw a picture of self

Is potty trained

Count out loud to 20

If your child is not already registered in MPSD, 

call (920) 686-4777 for an enrollment packet. 

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