Nevada City School District
800 Hoover Lane
Nevada City, CA 95959
Nevada City School District and Transitional Kindergarten
Nevada City School District's transitional kindergarten is a new state funded early childhood education program. It is the first year of a two year kindergarten experience. After completion of transitional kindergarten in June, children will enter traditional kindergarten at the start of the next school year. This program gives children the "gift of time" to build the necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school experience.
Many parents feel that their children may not be quite ready for the rigor of traditional kindergarten. These students often have birthdays in the Fall and may still be developing the skills they need for academic work. Just as children learn to walk and talk at their own pace, academic readiness occurs at different times in different children. Our Bridge to Kindergarten Program is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. It allows children the “gift of time” to build the necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school career.
The Transitional Kindergarten class offers more opportunities for social-emotional development, fine and large motor skills development through play, exploration opportunities through curiosity and investigative learning, language and number sense development. The daily schedule includes whole group instruction and activities, small group instruction, and independent “hands-on” learning.
A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if they have their fifth birthday between (EC 48000[c]): September 2 and December 2 for the 2015-2016 school year and each school year thereafter