Transitional Kindergarten and
The Fountain Valley School District is excited to offer several program options for our 3-5-year-olds. In the 2012-13 school year, the district will offer Transitional Kindergarten at both Newland and Tamura Schools. We will also have All Day Kindergarten at Cox, Newland, Oka, Plavan and Tamura Schools.
These programs are in addition to the preschool programs at our State Preschool, Child Development Centers and the Fountain Valley Children's Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Transitional Kindergarten?
Transitional Kindergarten is a legislated program for children who have 5th birthdays that fall between November 2 and December 2, 2012. These students may not attend regular Kindergarten due to a change in the admission age with the passage of SB 1381.
Children that meet the above eligibility criteria have first priority for enrollment in the district's Transitional Kindergarten program, however, our Curriculum and Instruction department is maintaining a waiting list for children whose 5th birthdays fall between July 1 and November 1, 2012. Parents should still register their children for regular Kindergarten in case their Transitional Kindergarten request cannot be accommodated.
What is All Day Kindergarten
All Day Kindergarten allows time for students to focus on the academic skills of early reading, writing and math while providing additional minutes to more fully develop skills in the areas of social studies, science and physical education.
Where are these programs going to be located?
In 2012-13, we will have Transitional Kindergarten at Newland and Tamura Schools and All Day Kindergarten at Newland, Oka, Plavan and Tamura Schools.
How long will the programs be?
Transitional Kindergarten will be on the Kindergarten early bird/late bird schedule. All Day Kindergarten will be on the primary grades schedule; or 5 hours and 45 minutes, 5 days a week.
How will enrollment work?
Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Fountain Valley School District students will be admitted before Inter-District Transfers will be accepted.
Intra-district transfer requests are not necessary for Transitional Kindergarten participation. If parents want their children to remain at Newland or Tamura for regular Kindergarten the following year, they must complete an Intra-district transfer request form in the spring of the Transitional Kindergarten year.
Intra-district transfer request are also not necessary for All Day Kindergarten participation. If parents want their children to remain at Newland, Oka, Plavan or Tamura for first grade the following year, they must complete an Intra-district transfer request form in the spring of the Kindergarten year.
What about transportation?
Parents will provide their own transportation for both programs.
Where can I get more information if I am interested in either program?
Contact our Curriculum and Instruction staff at 714.843.3283.