What Is Preppy K?
Preppy K/Transitional Kindergarten is an early year kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old between September 2 and March 31 of the academic year. Preppy K gives our youngest kindergartners an early start and provides them with the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social-emotional needs.
California passed “The Kindergarten Readiness Act” (SB 1381), that changes the age when children are eligible to enter kindergarten.
Preppy K serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and ensures that developmentally younger children are ready for kindergarten and beyond.
Preppy K represents a true bridge between preschool and traditional kindergarten. Taught by a credentialed teacher with early childhood expertise, Preppy K uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the Common Core Kindergarten standards but is designed explicitly to support the social-emotional, physical, and academic needs of young five year olds. The Preppy K environment includes many opportunities for social-emotional development, fine- and gross-motor activities, and oral language development for all kinds of learners, including those with special needs. PYLUSD’s Preppy K program prioritizes purposeful, structured play, small-group instruction, and intentional teaching using hands-on, experiential activities. Preppy K truly provides our youngest Kindergartners with the gift of time, enabling all students to begin traditional kindergarten ready to thrive.