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Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience. Research has shown that children in the transitional kindergarten age group have particular developmental needs linked to school readiness skills:
  • Self and Social Development
  • Self-Regulation
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Developmental Domains 

A high quality curriculum designed to specifically address these needs will prepare a student to enter kindergarten, ready to learn.


Fremont Christian School's Transitional Kindergarten offers a stimulating learning environment specifically designed to meet the unique developmental and academic needs of children whose birthdays' have missed the California State age requirement for kindergarten entry. This unique program for students born between September 1 and December 31 will provide an opportunity for developmental gain that can, in exceptional cases, lead to FCS First Grade entry testing.

At FCS, a research-based, well-supported transitional kindergarten is provided to all age-eligible enrolled students.
  • Age Eligibility: Turning five (5) between September 1-December 31
  • Class Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Extended Care (Included in Tuition): 7:00 AM-8:00 AM and 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
  • Meals: Meals and snacks are provided by LunchMaster and are included in tuition.

FCS provides a balanced approach to transition the experienced preschooler for kindergarten success.


Transitional kindergarteners at FCS are included in the exceptionally successful elementary music program, as well as social experiences with older Kindergarteners on the kindergarten play yard. Students will also attend weekly elementary chapel, visit the school library, attend a special music class twice a week, and participate in an annual elementary musical production. A Chromebook cart is dedicated for the TK-K classrooms where teachers consider how curriculum and learning targets will best intersect with technology and use them to promote student growth. The classroom is located in the Rankin Building on the elementary campus.


In order to align the Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum with the K-12 academic experience, we implement Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD). GLAD is a research based professional development model and strategic approach to learning that promotes language acquisition, academic achievement, and cross cultural skills. Learn more about GLAD.


While children engage within the curriculum framework that encompasses intentional teaching practices, materials, and an engaging environment, concepts become integrated and tangible for higher retention of knowledge bases learning that exceed Kindergarten State Standards all while maintaining best practice.


Outcomes for Transitional Kindergarteners are aligned with research-based critical areas of development, including responsible conduct, conflict negotiation, problem solving, comprehension and analysis of text, self-control of behavior and feelings, and others directly linked to kindergarten and later academic success rates.


Administration has been maintaining awareness of State Transitional Kindergarten happenings to ensure that we are implementing our curriculum at a higher standard. While we are the only TK who provides a full day program and links to elementary through music and computers, we also implement our curriculum at a very high level. By attending state organized Transitional Kindergarten trainings and workshops, we are able to ensure that FCS continues to provide the best TK experience there is to offer.

Please contact us at 510-744-2260 or for details.

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