What Is Preppy K / Transitional Kindergarten?
Preppy K is an early year kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old between September 2, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Preppy K gives our youngest kindergartners an early start and provides them with the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social-emotional needs.
California passed the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 1381), which changes the age when children are eligible to enter kindergarten.
Preppy K serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and ensures that developmentally younger children are ready for kindergarten and beyond. Children may enroll if their 5th birthday is on or before March 31, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.
Upon parent request, children with earlier birthdays may attend Preppy K on a space available basis. Preppy K is part of the public school system and is free to participating students.
A Winning Solution for California
Preppy K represents a true bridge between preschool and traditional kindergarten. Taught by a credentialed teacher with early childhood expertise, Preppy K uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the Common Core Kindergarten standards but is designed explicitly to support the social-emotional, physical, and academic needs of young 5-year-olds. The Preppy K environment includes many opportunities for social-emotional development, fine- and gross-motor activities, and oral language development for all kinds of learners, including those with special needs. PYLUSD’s Preppy K program prioritizes purposeful, structured play, small-group instruction, and intentional teaching using hands-on, experiential activities. Preppy K truly provides our youngest kindergartners with the gift of time, enabling all students to begin traditional kindergarten ready to thrive.
Parents may download the Preppy K application form below. This form must be completed prior to registering a child for school. The parent must also request a Preppy K registration packet from Fairmont. Parents will need to provide the following documents to Fairmont’s front office at the time of registration:
Frequently Asked Questions
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