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Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Registration of eligible  transitional kindergarten (TK)  and kindergarten students begins December 1, 2021.


Children who will reach the age of five (5) on or before September 1, 2022, are eligible for kindergarten in August 2022.

Children who will reach the age of five (5) between September 2, 2021 and February 2, 2022, are eligible for transitional kindergarten (TK) in August 2022.

This will be expanded and children who will reach the age of five (5) between September 2, 2022 and April 2, 2023, are eligible for TK in August 2023.

Additionally, children who will reach the age of five (5) between September 2, 2023 and June 2, 2024 are eligible for TK in August 2024.

Finally, children who will reach the age of four by September 1 of the 2025-2024 school year are eligible for TK in August 2025.

Parents are urged to register online as soon as possible for the 202-2023 school year.  This will assist school personnel in making plans for the coming year. You can access the link here.

Please note: If you’re interested in the dual immersion at Cave Language Academy, register at the assigned transitional kindergarten (TK ) school and sign-up for the 2022-2023 lottery at Cave Language Academy.

  Click here to see a map of our schools. and here for What You Need When You Register

Questions? Contact Danielle Brever at for help.


VCUSD 2021 - 2022

Transitional kindergarten is offered at eleven of our schools.  If your neighborhood school is not listed on the left,  please find the name of the school on the right, in order to know what school your child should attend.

Transitional Kindergarten Site

Feeder School

Cave Language Academy
770 Tregaskis
(707) 556-8410

Choice School - Cave Language Academy is a Spanish -English Dual Immersion School. Lottery application is required after registering at home school.

Cooper Elementary
612 Del Mar Street
(707) 556-8420



Dan Mini Elementary
1530 Lorenzo Drive
(707) 556-8570

Dan Mini


Federal Terrace Elementary
415 Daniels Avenue
(707) 556-8460

Federal Terrace

Mare Island

Glen Cove Elementary
501 Glen Cove Pkwy
(707) 556-8491

Glen Cove

Highland Elementary
1309 Ensign Avenue
(707) 556-8500


Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy-LVESA
146 Ranier St



Patterson Elementary
1080 Porter St.
(707) 556-8580



Pennycook Elementary
3620 Fernwood St.
(707) 556-8690



Steffan Manor Elementary
815 Cedar Street
(707) 556-8640

Steffan Manor


Wardlaw Elementary
1698 Oakwood
(707) 556-8730




transitional Kindergarten students
Kindergarten prep students


Attendance in kindergarten and TK are very important to your child's attitude toward school. Please do your best to have your child at school, on time, every day.  

How to Help Your Child Succeed 

Your child is about to start school and every parent wants his child to succeed.  Here are a few suggestions that will help your child put his best foot forward!

Story Time in Kindergarten
Kindergarten Students