Expanded Transitional Kindergarten

  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) expanded its Transitional Kindergarten (TK) programs in the 2022-2023 school year. TK offers children the opportunity to learn social skills, develop language and acquire the academic foundational skills necessary to succeed in school.   

    TK is taught by a credentialed teacher. The ratio of students to adults is approximately 12:1. This allows children to receive the extra attention and help they need to become capable, confident learners. The program is a full-day program and after-school care will be provided at no or low cost to families as needed. 

    For 2023-2024, students who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 are eligible to enroll in transitional kindergarten.  Older students may enroll in kindergarten.  Three-year-old and younger four-year-old children may be eligible for our district’s preschool program. 

     

    Cut off dates for 23-24:

    Kinder: Students must be 5 by September 1, 2023

    TK: Students who turn 5 between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024 

     

    Enrollment Information

    To start enrolling in the TK program, please visit: New Student Registration portal 

    To start enrollment in kindergarten, please visit: New Student Registration portal 

    To start enrollment in preschool, please contact the Preschool Director at the site where you wish to apply: 

    • Sonya Valente, El Verano Preschool: 707-935-4221
    • Lara Brown, Prestwood Preschool: 707-933-7050
    • Lisa Bell, Sassarini Preschool: 707-935-6028

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can attend TK?

    All four-year-old children who turn 5 years old between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 will be eligible to enroll in TK at an SVUSD school for 2023-2024.

    Which campus will offer TK programs for the 2023-2024 school year?

    Assigning classes is dependent on our total TK enrollment. For the 2022-2023 school year, we had TK classes at El Verano, Prestwood and Sassarini.

    If my child starts TK at a school that is not my neighborhood school, where does my child attend kindergarten?

    Students who attend TK at sites other than their neighborhood schools will return to their neighborhood school when they begin kindergarten.

    Where can I learn more?

    Please contact Michelle Quiñonez at 707-939-4895 or by email at mquinonez@sonomaschools.org