Learn more about TK in our blog article “What is Transitional Kindergarten?”

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The Only Connected Ecosystem
for Transitional Kindergarten

Bring learning to life with project-based investigations.

Build children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills through discovery and play.

Embrace Project-Based Learning

Support the whole child with developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Promote all areas of development and learning, with a daily focus on language, literacy, and math.

Our Whole-Child Approach

Create a culturally and linguistically responsive environment.

Honor all children’s cultures and abilities with materials that go beyond a translation and that allow them to see themselves and others.

Go Beyond a Translation

Gain valuable insights and connect curriculum to formative assessment data.

Leverage data-driven insights based on learning progressions for each child to inform decisions and boost child, classroom, and program outcomes.

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Empower teachers to be confident and prepared.

Help them obtain credentials as they work to support children in their classrooms, including those who are experiencing trauma.

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Build powerful partnerships with families.

Foster seamless communication and connections between learning in the classroom and learning at home.

How We Support Families

See a Snapshot of a Day in Transitional Kindergarten

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Transitional kindergarteners learn by experiences, by touching, by asking questions—there isn’t ‘just a sit down in your chair and listen’ approach. When I was with OUSD, we picked the most developmentally appropriate curriculum, the curriculum that allowed children to see themselves in its pages, that honored their cultural and linguistic background, and we selected The Creative Curriculum.”
Dr. LaWanda Wesley
Former OUSD Director of Quality Enhancement & Professional Development

All Essential Ingredients for a
High-Quality Transitional Kindergarten Program

Teaching Strategies is committed to providing a powerful solution that
combines curriculum, assessment, professional development, classroom
materials, and family engagement to ensure children in transitional
kindergarten are set up for success.

Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum
Make a big impact with a transitional kindergarten curriculum that nurtures children's curiosity and promotes development and learning.
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Al’s Pals®
Young children need resiliency now, more than ever. Boost social–emotional learning to prepare children for life’s challenges.
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Move beyond measurement and drive differentiated, effective instruction. Inform instruction without disruption by embedding authentic, observation-based assessment into each part of your day.
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Better serve and engage all families with a research-based framework and video modeling to extend and reinforce learning.
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Create trauma-sensitive, relationship-focused learning environments to mitigate the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on young children.
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The Essentials Kit
Provide all the right materials with one kit. Ensure each classroom has the essential resources teachers need to guide daily learning experiences and spur investigation.
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Kodo Kids
Energize children with unique collections of high-quality materials that support hands-on, investigative learning and elevate your classroom experiences.
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Professional Development
Build and strengthen teacher capacity and professional growth to ensure your program can provide children with the kind of learning environments and experiences they deserve.
Professional Development Teacher Membership
Combine the power of a professional learning community with the flexibility of anywhere, anytime learning, provided in a variety of formats with a focus on real classroom application.

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Transitional Kindergarten


Aligned to California Preschool Learning Foundations

Aligned to early learning guidelines in California so you can demonstrate that your program is meeting all requirements while focusing on the needs of each individual child.

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Based on Research, Focused on Children

Research on early childhood development is the foundation for all of our kindergarten solutions.

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Support the Unique
Needs of All Children

At the heart of everything we do are the 38 objectives for development and learning that enable teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression from birth to age 8.

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Bring the Joy of Learning to Life

Children learn best from the world around them, and their exploration begins in your classroom with classroom materials that awaken their curiosity every day.

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A Connected Ecosystem for Transitional Kindergarten

Discover developmentally appropriate curriculum, formative assessment, professional development, and family engagement.

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