How California’s New Universal Transitional Kindergarten Program Will Be Rolled Out

EdSource | Karen D’Souza

“California has among the largest achievement gaps in the country, and research has shown those gaps are present before children enter kindergarten, so it is imperative that we provide high-quality early learning opportunities for kids.”

Californa’s universal transitional kindergarten program will be launching its beginning stages. The state program plans to have all the state’s 4-year-olds included by the 2025-26 school year. Recently signed SB-130 gives a better understanding of the state budget and how it will be adjusted to provide one year of pre-K to every child and better infant-toddler child care.

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