Universal TK Program
The KSD is in the planning stage for the 2024-2025 school year. We have been evaluating our current enrollment, preparing for 2024-2025 registration, and examining current programs for anticipated adjustments.
In the 2022-2023 school year, the KSD locally launched a phase in Universal Transitional Kindergarten program in alignment with state legislation. The goal is for all four year olds to have access to a UTK program by 2025-2026. For the last two years, we served our UTK-eligible students on site and found the program impactful and rewarding for our children, our caregivers, and our school community. The KSD is committed to continuing to offer a UTK program to our eligible children, although we have explored alternate service models. Our interest in this exploration was to ensure the UTK program continues to be high quality, while also fiscally viable for the KSD.
In December 2023 we shared with our community that we intended to make changes to the KSD UTK program based on meeting our obligation to offer a program, while also being fiscally responsible. We solicited feedback from families through a survey and have taken the time to review feedback and do additional research to determine how we can adjust the program in the best interest of our school community.
Below are key updates related to how the program will operate in the 2024-2025 school year. We invite families to join us on Thursday, February 8th from 5-6pm at the Bacich School Library to share additional updates about the program. We hope this essential information helps families in their decision making around participating in the KSD’s UTK program for the 2024-2025 school year.
Key Elements of KSD UTK Program for 2024-2025 school year:
Location: Bacich Elementary School, 699 Sir Francis Drake, Blvd. Kentfield CA
Schedule: Three Hour Program - AM/PM Options
Morning (8:10 - 11:10am*) | Afternoon (11:50am - 2:50pm*)
Ratio: 1:12 adult to student ratio
Staff: KSD Certificated and Classified Staff
Curriculum: California Preschool Framework
Before School/After School Care: Marin Enrichment offers on-site care
UTK Information Nights
UTK Information Night - December
Tuesday, December 19
5:00 - 6:00pm
Bacich Elementary Library
UTK Information Night - February
Tuesday, February 8
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bacich Elementary School Library