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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a program for four-year old 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 in 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 at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, following the Kindergarten schedule. This district-wide program will be 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, 2022
  • Live within the boundaries of Issaquah School District
  • Demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs

Program Quick Links

Application for Transitional Kindergarten 2022-2023

Applying to the Transitional Kindergarten Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Lori Shimizu, Special Programs TOSA - 425-837-7137

TransitionalKindergarten@issaquah.wednet.edu