Now enrolling 2024-25 transitional kindergarten applications


Transitional kindergarten is for 4-year-olds

Transitional kindergarten is a full day, no-cost early learning program for children who will be 4-years old by August 31, 2024. The program focuses on developmentally appropriate skills and social and emotional development. Students must meet eligibility requirements, and space is limited.

Research shows that students who have access to education prior to beginning kindergarten display higher literacy skills, math abilities and skills such as remembering rules and controlling impulses.

More information about the program is available through OSPI. Board policy #2230

Two young girls ages 4 smiling and looking at each other while on the floor
Captain Strong Primary's Transitional Kindergarten class, 2024

Is your child eligible for transitional kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten eligibility form is now open! Apply by June 12. You will find out on or before June 30, 2024 if your child was accepted into the transitional kindergarten program. 

Where will transitional kindergarten take place?

The district will offer the full-day program for all eligible students at:

  • Captain Strong Primary
  • Daybreak Primary
  • Glenwood Heights
  • Maple Grove Primary
  • Pleasant Valley Primary
  • Tukes Valley Primary
  • Yacolt Primary

Is it a full-day or half day program?

Full-day program. School begins at 9:10 a.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Most Wednesdays are one-hour late starts, with school beginning at 10:10 a.m.

What does a typical day look like in transitional kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten is much like regular kindergarten, except the program is developmentally appropriate for 4-year old’s. Kindergarteners usually start out their year with something closer to preschool, focusing on social skills and learning to play together. After that, they begin to work on reading and writing, basic math skills and other educational fundamentals. Watch this video to learn more about what a typical kindergarten day looks like at Battle Ground Public Schools.

Is there transportation?

Yes! Transportation be provided through our buses, First Student.

Can families from outside of the district apply?

At this time, we can’t accept out-of-district students due to capacity limitations.

When will I know if my child was approved for transitional kindergarten?

On or before June 30, 2024, families will be contacted to let them know whether or not their child was eligible for the transitional kindergarten program.

Why didn't my child get into transitional kindergarten?

Considerations for eligibility include household income, kindergarten readiness and other factors such as availability to other resources.

Contact information

Contact your school. To determine which of the seven primary schools your child will attend, visit the Clark County Property Information website and enter your address. You can also contact the district boundaries office at 360-885-6577


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