Understanding the California Universal Transitional Kindergarten Program

What is the difference between the current TK program and the new universal transitional kindergarten program?
Currently, TK serves about 100,000 children, primarily those who turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. These are the students who narrowly miss the cutoff for regular kindergarten. The new $2.7 billion universal TK program, by contrast, will gradually be made available to every 4-year-old in California, eventually serving nearly 400,000 students. It will essentially become California’s version of a universal preschool program, available to all children regardless of income. For more information check out our latest white paper:

Here is a link to the same document
Please feel free to contact Darden Architects to discuss in more detail.

Credit to Karen D’Souza for her article “How California’s New Universal Transitional Kindergarten Program will be Rolled Out” published on for some of this research.

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