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Transitional Kindergarten

about the program

Kids with waterTransitional kindergarten is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between July 2, 2021 and Dec. 2, 2021. 

This program offers young learners a head start and provides them with a golden opportunity to learn and grow in an environment  tailored to meet their academic and social needs.

  • TK is the first year of a two-yr kindergarten program
  • is free as part of the public school system
  • is designed to support "young" five-year-olds
  • is taught by credentialed teachers with extra training
  • uses a unique, specialized curriculum based on kindergarten standards
  • daily schedule will match our Expanded Day Kindergarten Program.

TK school sites

OUSD will offer Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at all of the elementary school sites beginning Fall 2021. 

Del Rio  760-901-7300

Foussat 760-721-2200  

Ivey Ranch  760-966-4800

Laurel   760-966-4200

Libby    760-901-7000

McAuliffe 760-722-8357

Mission 760-966-8700

Nichols     760-435-7400

North Terrace  760-901-7500

Palmquist 760-901-8500

Reynolds 760-901-7200

San Luis Rey 760-721-2300

Santa Margarita  760-901-7900

South Oceanside  760-435-2100

Stuart Mesa 760-901-7700



Transitional  Kindergarten application window will open for the     2021-2022 school year on February 22, 2021.

TK Applications are accepted by email to

 Se acepatarán las solicitudes por correo electrónico. Descargue el formulario (abajo), llene la información y mándelo por correo a

2021-2022 Transitional Kinder Application-English

Solicitud para inscripción en TK - Español

On the application, you will list the top three schools you are interested in having your child attend.

Notifications of placement will be mailed out towards the end of July.  Registration guidelines will be provided to you with your approved placement letter. 

Your child must turn 5 years old between July. 2, 2021 and Dec. 2, 2021 to be eligible. For questions, contact Donna Omori at at the Educational Support Services, Student Services.

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