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Transitio nal Kindergarten. Preschool California December 3, 2010. Overview of SB 1381. Created SB 1381 (Simitian, Chapter 705, Statutes of 2010) - Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 What did SB 1381 do?

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Transitional Kindergarten

Preschool California

December 3, 2010

overview of sb 1381
Overview of SB 1381
  • Created SB 1381 (Simitian, Chapter 705, Statutes of 2010) - Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010
    • What did SB 1381 do?
      • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to better prepare California’s children for success in kindergarten and beyond.
      • Changed kindergarten entry date from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1.

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overview of sb 1381 cont
Overview of SB 1381 (cont.)
  • Kindergarten entry date change phased in over three years
    • 2012-13: date moved back to Nov. 1
    • 2013-14: date moved back to Oct. 1
    • 2014-15: date moved back to Sept. 1
  • Fully implemented by 2015

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why is sb 1381 a win win win
Why is SB 1381 a Win-Win-Win?
  • Children will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond
  • Parents have additional option to help children enter kindergarten with the maturity and skills needed to excel
  • Schools will be able to do more with what they have because TK will help ensure children enter kindergarten more prepared to learn and succeed

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benefits
Benefits
  • Year of kindergarten readiness provides strong, early start to help children read proficiently in third grade—critical milestone predicts whether a student will graduate from high school
  • Research shows that beginning kindergarten at an older age:
      • Improves social, emotional, academic development
      • Boosts test scores
      • Increases likelihood of attending college and earning higher wages
      • TK will save state money from reduced rates of grade retention and special education placement

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what is transition al kindergarten
What is Transitional Kindergarten?

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what is transitio nal kindergarten cont
What is Transitional Kindergarten? (cont.)
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two year kindergarten experience for students born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2
  • When fully implemented, 120,000 more children will receive an additional year of preparation to boost K-12 success
      • Includes 49,000 English Language Learners
      • 74,000 children in Title I schools

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what is transitional kindergarten cont
What is Transitional Kindergarten? (cont.)
  • Enrollment is voluntary; child born between Sep. 1 and Dec. 2 can be admitted to kindergarten on case-by case basis
  • Requires district to offer TK to any age-eligible child
  • SB 1381 requires the district provide a “developmentally appropriate curriculum; aligned with Kindergarten standards; taught by credentialed teachers.”

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features of transitional kindergarten
Features of Transitional Kindergarten
  • Redirects existing Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding for children with fall birthdays who would have been entering kindergarten to TK
  • TK classes will be taught by credentialed K-12 teachers
  • Curriculum must be age and developmentally appropriate and aligned with kindergarten standards
  • Offered on school sites

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districts implementing tk
Districts Implementing TK

School districts across California have already been implementing a similar reform.

  • Los Angeles Unified:
    • Pilot program: “Transition Kindergarten”
    • 36 elementary school sites – 11,000 children when fully adopted
  • Sacramento City Unified:
    • Pilot program: “Early Kinder”
    • 3 classrooms this fall
  • Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
    • Pilot program: “Transition Kindergarten”
    • Includes focused instruction and hands-on activities to develop skills and concepts at students’ own pace

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Districts Implementing TK

  • Torrance Unified:
    • “Preppy K” began 20 years ago
    • 144 students
    • Students have same teacher for Preppy K and K
  • Soquel Union Elementary:
    • Pilot program: “Junior Kindergarten”
    • Shares playground with school’s preschool and students interact with Kindergarteners
  • Additional programs in Palo Alto, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos and Long Beach

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preparing for successful implementation
Preparing for Successful Implementation
  • Support and encourage “early adopters”
  • Develop model TK programs and best practices including:
    • Program design options
    • Professional development
    • Curriculum
  • Identify and develop supports for successful local implementation (funding, technical assistance, etc.)

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Thank you!Jenny Paul-RappaportFederal Policy Analyst510-271-0075 x 316jpaulrappaport@preschoolcalifornia.org

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