IUSD has rolled out a new online resource for those interested in learning more about transitional kindergarten.
To access the district’s transitional kindergarten webpage, simply click here, or look for the link in the middle of the IUSD home page. (Or, if you really feel like being adventurous, you can also find the page by hovering your cursor over the “Education Services” tab on the left side of the home page and clicking on “Curricular Programs.”)
As you may have heard, the state’s Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 is gradually shifting the birthday cut-off for kindergarten enrollment, and that means some children won’t be starting kindergarten as soon as their families had anticipated. To accommodate those students, and to give younger 5-year-olds an extra year of academic readiness, school districts have been required to develop transitional kindergarten programs, which are set to start in the fall of 2012.
All of this is outlined on IUSD’s new transitional kindergarten webpage, along with information on how to enroll your child and some frequently asked questions. There’s also talk of posting an “intent to register” form, so check back occasionally for news and updates.