Transitional Kindergarten is a program for children who do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten, and who are in need of additional preparation to be successful when they enter kindergarten the following year. Students qualify through an application and screening process. This free program is available for children who are not currently enrolled in an early learning program and demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs. Transitional Kindergarten will focus on essential academics, social-emotional skills, and learning habits to empower children as they launch into their academic journey.
When and where is Transitional Kindergarten?
Transitional Kindergarten is scheduled to begin in September of the 2023-2024 school year. This district-wide program is located at Clark Elementary, Discovery Elementary, and Newcastle Elementary. The program will follow the same schedule and breaks as ISD schools. District transportation will be provided.
Who is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten?
Children eligible for screening must:
- Not be currently enrolled in an early learning program.
- Be 4 years old by August 31 of the school year.
- Live within the boundaries of Issaquah School District. Boundary Map
- Demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs.
Program Quick Links
Application for Transitional Kindergarten
Applying to the Transitional Kindergarten Program
Heather Ross, Assistant to the Director of Elementary Specials Programs - 425-837-7120