Enrollment for 2018-19 School Year

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Enrollment

Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. Transitional kindergarten is designed for students who turn 5 years old during September 2nd-December 2nd. Transitional kindergarten provides opportunities for social-emotional and language development as well as basic mathematics and literacy concepts. After year one, transitional kindergartners progress into a traditional kindergarten classroom for year two. Kindergarten is open to all children who turn 5 years old by Sept. 1.


Grade Age Requirements Required Documents
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Child must turn 5 years old during Sept. 2nd – Dec. 2nd • Proof of residence

• Evidence of physical check-up

• Birth certificate

• Evidence of dental check-up

• Immunization records

Kindergarten Child must turn 5 years old before Sept. 1st

Registration for TK and kindergarten takes place at your home school. Families should contact their home school for more information. If your child is currently receiving special services, contact the Special Education department at (661) 631-5863.




Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.