Parents learn about transitional kindergarten classes in Rowland Unified

A Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Parent Information Meeting  will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Northam elementary, 17800 E. Renault St., La Puente. 

Kindergarten (TK) will be implemented statewide this upcoming fall 2012
as part of the Kindergarten Readiness Act. This historic reform is to
ensure California’s young learners are better prepared to succeed in
Kindergarten and beyond. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first
year of a two-year Kindergarten educational experience for students who
will be 5 years of age between the months of September through December

Rowland Unified School District will offer Transitional
Kindergarten classes for the 2012-13 school year at all school sites
(except Telesis Academy).

TK has huge benefits for children and families:
It offers a bridge between Preschool and Kindergarten, giving children more time for hands-on, interactive learning.
It provides children with the gift of time to learn important social,
emotional and academic skills for future success in elementary school.
It provides young 5 year olds the opportunity to start their
Kindergarten experience with children their own age, with
developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Children born after Sept. 1
can still be admitted to Kindergarten on a case-by-case basis, if
Parent and the District agrees it is in the best interest of the child.

are invited to learn more about this program at Parent Information
Meetings. Fliers are below or for more information, please call the TK
Specialist Beth Hodges at (626)935-8260.