What Is Preppy K?

Preppy K Parent Information Night 2021 (Virtual)

Will your child be turning five between September 2, 2021 and March 31, 2022? Or, are you considering keeping your child out of kindergarten for an additional year? If so, please attend the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District's (PYLUSD) Virtual Preppy K Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6 to 7 PM. Zoom links (English and Spanish) are included below.

Preppy-K, otherwise known as Transitional Kindergarten, is designed to prepare young kindergartners for school success by providing exposure to reading, writing, mathematics, and social development. Preppy-K also gives young learners the gift of time to develop and grow in an appropriate education setting.

Click one of the buttons below on January 28 at 6 PM to join one presentation (either English or Spanish).
 
What is Preppy K/Transitional Kindergarten?


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.




A Winning Solution for California

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.

For additional information please see Preppy K FAQs.
Preppy K Parent Information Night Presentation 2020