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Transitional Kindergarten

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Our Primary School is fortunate to have a transitional kindergarten program for the 2023-2024 school year. This is an opportunity for students to have a year of school before kindergarten with a blend of the UPK and kindergarten standards in order to be more prepared upon entering Kindergarten the following school year. This program also will provide additional social and emotional learning to support confidence building and fostering peer relationships.

Four-year-old students with birthdays from 9/1/18 - 12/1/18 are eligible to attend.

What are the benefits of Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

The Transitional Kindergarten Program is a voluntary, free, full-day program designed for those students who would normally enter Kindergarten as a 4-year old.

What is the grade-level progression for students in TK?

Students would participate in Transitional Kindergarten (2023-2024 school year), Kindergarten (2024-2025 school year), and then first grade (2025-2026 school year).

The TK Program offers a developmentally appropriate bridge to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our youngest learners. Children in TK will get a significant boost in kindergarten readiness. Class sizes in TK classrooms are approximately 12 - 15 students.

What does the program include?

  • Exposure to kindergarten standards while re-visiting UPK standards.

  • Transportation

  • Specials (music, art, PE, library)

  • Breakfast, lunch, and recess

  • Social and emotional learning and development through play and interactive modeling

  • Confidence building

  • Peer relationship building

  • Exposure to foundational skills in English Language Arts and Math

How do I enroll my student in Transitional Kindergarten?

To enroll in Transitional Kindergarten, click the registration form at the top of this page.

The materials will be completed online.

Registration Process

Step 1Starting March 9, 2023 complete the online registration form, located at the top of this page. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from Student Registration. The deadline to apply for Transitional Kindergarten is March 24, 2023.

Step 2–After submitting the registration form, you will receive another email from student registration indicating the required forms and documents to complete.

Step 3-The registrar will work with parents/guardians to schedule a date and time for an in-person screening. Screenings will take place during the last week of March and will be conducted by our Primary School teachers. 

Step 4–During the first week of April, parents/guardians will be notified by email whether or not your child was accepted into the TK program. 

Step 5–Enrollment of Student: Once we have reviewed and approved the submitted documents and forms, our registrar will send you a confirmation email.

Step 6–We will notify you of your child’s teacher once the placement process has been completed. This will occur on the same day for all students UPK-12 - typically in mid-August.

We would be happy to answer any questions related to Canandaigua’s Transitional Kindergarten program. Please call (585)396-3939 or email

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