Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a kindergarten program for children who do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten and have been deemed by a school district, through a screening process and/or other instrument(s), to be in need of additional preparation to be successful in kindergarten the following year.

Issaquah School District is offering a 20-week full-day Transitional Kindergarten program for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the upcoming fall. Students qualify through an application and screening process. This free program is available for children who are not currently enrolled in an early learning program and demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs. Transitional Kindergarten will focus on essential academics, social-emotional skills, and learning habits to empower children as they launch into their academic journey.


Applying to the Transitional Kindergarten Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Transitional Kindergarten Timeline

Contact Us

Lori Shimizu, PreK-K Transition Specialist

When and where is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten is scheduled to begin January 10, 2022 and will run through June 10, 2022. This district-wide program will be located at Clark Elementary and will follow the same schedule and breaks as ISD schools. District transportation will be provided.

Who is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten?

Children eligible for screening must:

  • Not be currently enrolled in an early learning program
  • Be 5 years old by August 31, 2022
  • Live within the boundaries of Issaquah School District
  • Demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs

How do we apply?

Our 2022 Transitional Kindergarten class is full. We are no longer accepting applications. Visit our ISD Preschool Program webpage to learn about other options offered in the Issaquah School District. You may also visit Child Care Aware Washington to help you find licensed child care programs in our area.