TK Content Expectations: The Alignment Document


Transitional Kindergarten provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten. TK offers a nurturing environment and delivery of instruction that is developmentally appropriate for young learners as they acquire elementary school readiness skills that not only include academics, but also focus on the development of language and social emotional skills through rich, integrated experiences.


TK Content Expectations


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TK and TK/K Lesson Design:

Young children learn through integrated experiences. Each child is unique and comes with different areas of strengths and needs.  TK instruction designs lessons that are integrated and allow children to build on existing knowledge to continue in his or her development. has sample lesson templates that demonstrate how to create integrated lessons that address multiple domains/content standards and allow children to build on existing skills (whether 48 month, 60 month, or Kinder expectations.)
To learn more, please visit>Teaching Tools>Sample Lesson Planning
A sample TK daily schedule is also provided.
TK and TK/K Differentiation
TKCalifornia offers teachers professional learning and resources to guide teachers on what to consider and how to go about differentiating instruction in your TK or  TK/K classrooms. Click Differentiation for the complete support and learning resources.  Click on "Differentiating in TK/K Combinations" to see the instructional guide.