Transitional Kindergarten

Welcome OUSD TK Staff

Here you will find  information, resources and tools for TK.  

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is an elementary school program that is also under the Early Learning Department and aligned with our OUSD preschools. It is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for students that will go to kindergarten the following school year. TK programs are available at most OUSD elementary schools.   Learn more about TK    Age Eligibility Calculator 2024-25

Our goal is to serve the families of Oakland’s youngest children as they prepare for school success. Our ECE program strives to build relationships between families, schools, and the broader Oakland community and partners.  Learn more about our mission, philosophy, and core values. 

Click here for Creative Curriculum, FOSS, FluentSEEDS, and Handwriting Without Tears information and resources. 

Click here to find DRDP and IGDIs resources and important information including updated Report Card Resources.

Click here to learn more about Early Childhood Environments and Best Practices. Includes information on interest areas and a photo collection of ECE classrooms withing OUSD.

Click here to find important dates for PD, PLCs,  Creative Curriculum, and Assessments, and more 

Click here to find resources for all ECE educators including Personal Development, Tech Tutorials, Wellness Tips, and much more!

Additional Resources

Language Development

Within our ECE classrooms, we are dedicated to fostering the language development of young children. On this page, you will find a wealth of resources designed to support educators in nurturing children's language abilities. Our materials include best practices, visual supports, and evidence-based strategies to help children expand their vocabulary, improve their communication skills, and build a strong linguistic foundation.

Dual Language Supports

Dual-language development refers to the process by which a child acquires their home language and English. Research shows that learning in two languages expands and enhances students' thinking skills and cognitive development. Here are some resources to support multilingualism within your ECE classroom

Culture, Diversity, and Equity

"Early educators who learn to think from a multicultural perspective are better able to provide opportunities that reflect each child’s culture and family experiences (Banks 2006 and 2008). Learning environments are enriched when children’s individual characteristics, values, cultures, and temperaments—as well as diversity among children, families, and peers—are respected and valued in concrete ways. " (ECE Competencies, p. 29) 

Here you will find resources to support culture, diversity, and equity in the classroom. 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities. 

Here are some resources to support SEL in the classroom. 

Special Needs & Inclusion

The goal of inclusion in education, then, is to create equity and opportunity through diversity, respect, and welcoming of all students. . Because children learn and develop in different ways, it is the responsibility of early childhood educators to provide diverse learning opportunities to meet the needs of all children. 

Here are some resources to support special needs and inclusion in the classroom. 

For professional development, tech support, wellness and other educator resources click here. 

Contact Us

Tontra Love 

Early Learning Coach/TSA


Early Learning 

Administrative Office

1025 4th Avenue,

 Oakland, CA 94606


Early Learning Coaches