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Welcome to Alameda Unified School District!

On behalf of AUSD’s Educational Services team, we welcome you to our school community. This is an exciting time for your child and for you! We are so excited to meet you!

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience for students whose fifth birthdays fall between September 2, 2024, and June 2, 2025. AUSD uses the defined California eligibility dates for placement. There are no exceptions. TK provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on social-emotional skill-building and is taught by credentialed teachers.

For the 2024-2025 school year, five AUSD schools will offer TK programs for students. Since TK is not offered at every school site, it does not qualify for the home attendance zone status.  We will make every effort to place your student in the closest TK to your home, given space availability. The schools below are offering TK programs.


Bay Farm School  Earhart Elementary School  Love Elementary School  

Paden Elementary School  Ruby Bridges Elementary School

Information Nights

This year, TK Information Night will be divided into two sessions. To determine which session to attend, please look up the zone school where your student will attend kindergarten. 

Find My School Zone

West End Information Night: January 16, 2024

Attend this TK information session if your student is zoned for the following schools: Ruby Bridges, Paden, Franklin, Maya Lin, and Love Elementary Schools.

Location: Paden Elementary School
Date: January 16, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East End Information Night: January 17, 2024

Attend this TK information session if your student is zoned for the following schools: Edison, Otis, and Earhart Elementary Schools and Bay Farm School. 

Location: Earhart Elementary School
Date: January 17, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Frequently Asked Questions About TK