Transitional and Regular Kindergarten Social Emotional Strategies and Resources

California recently adopted Transitional Kindergarten (TK).

TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law, EC 48000(c), a child is eligible for TK if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 (inclusive).

Behavioral adjustments are a natural phenomena with entering Kindergarten. It is especially so for our TK kiddos.

Standards really help drive our actions in schools and  really nails it with Seven Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies.

The dream team from the University of South Florida Rochelle Lentini and Lise Fox have developed a great simple to use Guide to making visual supports.


Scripted Stories are brief descriptive stories that provide information regarding a social situation.

Scripted Stories

Student Study Teams may want to use tools to set goals and expectations for out comes from not only prescribed Standards, but also simple checklists.




Comprehensive Kinder Readiness Checklist

Parent Cheat sheets here:

Eight Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior

TACSEI’s “Making Life Easier” series

Family Routine Based Support Guide Early Elementary-4 to 8 years olds

NASP School Readiness

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