Transition to Kindergarten

The Transition to Kindergarten program application period will be from September 1, 2024, to September 30, 2024. The program's start date will be announced soon.

We Believe

In the Mount Vernon School District, we believe that every child deserves equal access to a high-quality early education program. We know these programs look different for every student and every family situation. The options range from the love and support of a family caregiver to community preschools to home-based learning centers. The Mount Vernon School District is pleased to be able to provide one such option with our Transition to Kindergarten program. We know that however early childhood education looks for your student, a solid foundation in the early years will contribute to continued success throughout their entire academic career. 

What is the Transition to Kindergarten?

Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) is an extension of kindergarten. This program is designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall who have not yet had access to a structured early learning opportunity. This program will focus on early academic and social skills and help prepare students for kindergarten in the fall. There will be TTK classes offered at all six elementary schools. The Madison class will be dual language, Spanish, and English. Like other kindergarten classes, this program will be a full day and follow the same Monday-Friday school schedule. It will run from November through the end of the school year.

Who is eligible?

Eligible students for the 2024-2025 school year must meet the following criteria: 

  • Turn four by August 31, 2024, and be planning to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2025. 

  • Have not yet had access to an early learning program. 

  • Live within the attendance boundaries of Mount Vernon School District.

  • Demonstrate a need for extended kindergarten to be better prepared for their full kindergarten year. This will be based on a screener and family application.