Transitional Kindergarten

Mount Vernon Schools Transitional Kindergarten 

The application window for Transitional Kindergarten will open September 1, 2022 through October 12, 2022.

The application and screening process will occur October 4, 2022 through October 13, 2022 with an October 31, 2022 start date for Transitional Kindergarten.

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 Transitional Kindergarten program. We know that however early childhood education looks for your student, a solid foundation in the early years will contribute to continued successes throughout their entire academic career. 

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten (TK) is an extension of kindergarten. This is a program that is designed for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall and who have not yet had access to a structured early learning opportunity. This program will focus on early academic and social skills and will help prepare students for kindergarten in the fall. There will be TK 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 October 31, 2022 through the end of the school year.

Who is eligible?

Eligible students for the 2022-2023 school year must meet the following criteria: 

  • Turn five by August 31, 2023, and be planning to attend kindergarten in the fall 

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

​​How to apply?

Parents/Guardians who believe that their child meets the above criteria for the Transitional Kindergarten Program should complete an application. Several options for completing an application are provided below.

  1. Download and print a PDF, by clicking on the links below:


  2. Pick up a hard copy from the District Office or from you neighborhood elementary school.

  3. Complete the application using the following Google Form (registration is closed for 22-23, the links will become live again when registration opens again):

  • Centennial
  • Jefferson
  • Little Mountain
  • Madison
  • Rowley
  • Washington