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1/25/11 2:30-3:30PM KCUSD Board Room.  Mary Ann Carousso, Administrator for Student Services KCUSD  Bonnie Smith, Administrator for Resource Development,

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1 1/25/11 2:30-3:30PM KCUSD Board Room

2  Mary Ann Carousso, Administrator for Student Services KCUSD  Bonnie Smith, Administrator for Resource Development, KCUSD  Marcy Guthrie, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction, KCUSD  Michelle Willems, Riverview Kindergarten Teacher, KCUSD  Kathi Kauk, AL Conner Kindergarten Teacher, KCUSD  Mary Stanley, Principal Washington School, KCUSD  Andrew Ware, Program Specialist, KCUSD  Freda Kaprelian, KC Kids  Barbara Just, Cal SAFE  JoAnn Mares, First 5  Cindy Severn, Director Chapter One Preschool  Marcy Davidson, Coordinator-RCC Lab Preschool  Richelle Swallow- RCC Preschool Teacher  Adrianna Gomez-FCEOC Jefferson Head Start

3  Receive and disseminate T-K Information Specific to Fresno County and Kings Canyon USD  To collaborate, communicate, and articulate as we work together to ensure education for the youth of Reedley, Orange Cove and the mountain communities.  To provide input in matters specific to T-K such as: Instructional Resources, Curriculum, Assessments, Report Cards, etc.

4  Signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in September of 2010 (Senate Bill 1381)  Rolls back the cutoff Kindergarten age start date for students to turn 5 from December 2 nd to September 1st  Three Year Roll Out beginning in

5  Amends the State Ed. Code to create Transitional Kindergarten for students born between September 2 and December 2nd  Will offer the opportunity to 120,000 more children each year to have additional year of preparation

6  Changes kindergarten entry date from 5 years old by December 2 to September 1 so children enter kindergarten at age 5.  Will offer developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with kindergarten standards ◦ Mastery vs. Exposure

7 Offers more options for parents, it is voluntary Provides the “gift of time” for students through a two year Kindergarten program Allows districts to offer a “modified kindergarten curriculum that is developmentally and age appropriate”

8  Year “0” – 2011–2012 ◦ Expect “clean up legislation” to offer further guidance to districts ◦ KCUSD to “Pilot” Transitional Kindergarten at 2 sites, 1 in Orange Cove and 1 in Reedley ◦ Priority to KCUSD kindergarten students with birthdates between November 2 and December 2, 2006.

9 Year Adjusts Kindergarten start date to student being 5 on or before November 2, 2012 A child who will have his or her fifth birthday between November 2 and December 2 shall be admitted to a transitional kindergarten program maintained by the school district.

10 Year 2 – Adjusts Kindergarten start date to student being 5 on or before October 2, 2013 Fifth birthday between October 2 and December 2 shall be admitted to a transitional kindergarten program maintained by the school district.

11 Year 3 – (and thereafter)  Adjusts Kindergarten start date to student being 5 on or before September 2, 2014  Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 admitted to transitional kindergarten program maintained by the district.

12  Beginning Kindergarten at an older age improves children’s social and academic development.  Provides a significant boost to test scores  TK will generate savings to our education system through reduced special education and grade retention costs.

13  KCUSD on the FCOE T-K Steering Committee and T-K Professional Learning Community ◦ Marcy Guthrie, Bonnie Smith and Mary Stanley serve on one or both of these committees. ◦ Model in place in Kingsburg from which committee is learning.

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15  Target Audience: ◦ District/Site leaders ◦ Kindergarten Teachers ◦ ECE Community and ◦ Parents

16  This year KCUSD gave students the “gift of time” by going to extended day K. Now the state is offering another way to provide more time.  Kindergarten Registration Dates & Procedures

17 Communication with Community & Partners Facilities & Transportation Protocols Specific Transitions Pre School to T-K T-K to K or Grade 1 Instructional Resources & Curriculum Assessment & Reporting to Parents

18 Feb. 22, :30-4:30 KCUSD Board Room April 5, :30-4:30 KCUSD Board Room

19  Thank You!


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