Students practice walking in a line during a preschool program at Marshall Elementary

Transitional Kindergarten allows kids to begin kindergarten early. Students will participate in an extended kindergarten experience this year and then complete a full year of kindergarten during the following school year.

Why apply

Transitional Kindergarten is a time for children to explore and begin to find their place within a new environment as they start their transition to school. They develop critical social and academic skills that launch them toward success.

Who is eligible

Students who meet the following criteria:

Immunization requirements

Transitional Kindergarten students must be up-to-date on all required immunizations prior to beginning the program. Find out what immunizations are required in Washington state for kindergarten.

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Applications are due by December 9, 2022.

FAQs

Transitional Kindergarten is a free kindergarten experience designed for children who will be at least 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2023. Eligible children will not have attended preschool or another early learning environment and would benefit from additional help transitioning to school.

At Ogden and Sacajawea, class will begin on Nov. 1, 2022, and end on the last day of school (June 15). TK students will begin traditional kindergarten with the start of the 2023–2024 school year.

At Hazel Dell, class will begin on Jan. 30, 2023, and end on the last day of school (June 15). TK students will begin traditional kindergarten with the start of the 2023–2024 school year.

The program has four locations this school year: Ogden Elementary School, Sacajawea Elementary School, Hazel Dell Elementary School and Washington Elementary School. All families who live in the district are welcome to apply, even if they do not live within the boundaries of the schools where Transitional Kindergarten is located.

Transportation is provided for students living within the boundaries of Ogden Elementary, Sacajawea Elementary and Hazel Dell Elementary. Parents of students outside of school boundaries who are selected for this program will be required to provide their own transportation to and from school.

A certificated teacher and a paraeducator will teach the class.

The total class size at each school is limited to 18 students. Those residing within the school boundaries of the Transitional Kindergarten programs have first priority. Students living outside of the school boundary but within the Vancouver Public Schools’ boundaries are selected next based upon the outcome of the screening process.

The program will follow the elementary (kindergarten) schedule at the time.

Students will complete a full year of kindergarten during the 2023-24 school year and start first grade in fall 2024.
    1. To apply, complete the online form by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 4 p.m.
    2. After completing the form, you will receive a link to an informational meeting via Zoom:
      • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    3. Be contacted by Oct. 12, 2022, for a screening appointment.
    4. Attend a screening appointment between Oct. 18 and 20. Appointments usually last about 15 minutes.
    5. Get notified of placement no later than Oct. 21.
    6. Attend a parent orientation the week of Oct. 24. Date and time to be announced.
    7. Child begins Transitional Kindergarten on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.
    1. To apply, complete the online form by Dec. 9, 2022, at 4 p.m.
    2. After completing the form, you will receive a link to an informational meeting via Zoom:
      • Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    3. Be contacted by Jan. 3, 2023, for a screening appointment.
    4. Attend a screening appointment between Jan. 11 and Jan. 13. Appointments usually last about 15 minutes.
    5. Get notified of placement no later than Jan. 17.
    6. Attend a parent orientation the week of Jan. 23. Date and time to be announced.
    7. Child begins Transitional Kindergarten on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

A member of the early learning team will contact parents to make an appointment for a 10- to 15-minute screening that will look at the child’s:

  • Developing literacy and math skills
  • Motor skills
  • Visual and hearing skills
  • Social-emotional development
  • Language development

A decision will be emailed within 10 days of the screening date.

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program begins at Ogden and Sacajawea elementaries
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program begins at Hazel Dell and Washington elementary schools

Contact

Erynn TorreyEarly learning specialist
Phone: 360-313-1020

Programa de Transición al Kindergarten: En las Escuelas Primarias Sacajawea, Ogden, Hazel Dell y Washington

Programa de Transición al Kindergarten es:

  • Para niños que cumplen los 5 años de edad antes del 31 de agosto de 2022 y que no
    han asistido al preescolar
  • Una transición temprana a la escuela
  • Una experiencia de Kindergarten más amplia
  • Localizado en las Escuelas Primarias Sacajawea y Ogden a partir del 1 de noviembre
    de 2022
  • Localizado en la Escuela Primaria Hazel Dell y Washington a partir del 30 de enero de 2023

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Переходный Киндергартен в начальных школах Sacajawea, Ogden, Hazel Dell и Washington

Переходный Киндергартен:

  • Предназначен для детей, которым исполнится 5 лет на 31 августа 2022 года, И которые не посещали детское дошкольное учреждение
  • Переходная программа подготовки к школе для младших детей
  • Расширение опыта обучения в Киндергартене
  • Программа будет работать в начальных школах Sacajawea и Ogden, начиная с 1 ноября 2022 года
  • Программа будет работать в начальной школа Hazel Dell и Washington начиная с 30 января 2023 года

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Prokram epwe amwonatái semirit me mwen Mwiichen Kinter: Ach kewe sukkun Enementeri Sacajawea, Ogden, Hazel Dell me Washington

  • Ngeni ekkewe semirit repwe kerán 5 ierir nón Akkos 31, 2022 me ekkewe rese mwo fiti preschool
  • Ew anen ar repwe poputá ne amwone ngeni ar repwe kerán fiti sukkun
  • Epwe anapanó fansoun ar repwe sinei nónómwun nón mwiichen Kinter
  • Epwe fiis Sacajawea Enementeri me Ogden Enementeri. Epwe pwoputá Nof. 1, 2022
  • Epwe fiis Hazel Dell Enementeri me Washington Enementeri pwoputá Saneweri 30, 2023

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