A new state law introduces transitional kindergarten, a new public school grade level in California.
The Glendale Unified School District, among other districts in California, will enroll four-year-olds with Autumn birthdays, district officials said in a news release.
The first TK students, with birthdays in November of 2007, are enrolling for TK classes at select schools, now. Classes begin August, 20.
Parents are invited to learn about the new grade level and who is eligible to attend on .
The California Legislature created the new grade to bridge the gap between pre-school and kindergarten for children with fall birthdays, GUSD officials said.
The material is intended to be developmentally-appropriate grade level for children younger than five years old who used to attend regular kindergarten, sometimes before they were ready, officials said in a prepared statement.
“We know there are a lot of questions about this new grade level,” said GUSD Superintendent Dr. Richard Sheehan. “We want to explain to parents of children in this age group what to expect from Transitional Kindergarten, and how to register for it.”