Transition to Kindergarten

2024-25 TK Survey

Is your district planning to offer TK next school year? Please complete the 2024-25 TK Assessment Profile to notify OSPI of your plan and keep up to date with TK/WaKIDS due dates.

*Note: The 2024-25 TK survey is required of all districts, even if you offered TK previously. The information is used for caseload forecasting and WaKIDS training. Survey responses do not impact district funding for TK programs.

Contact Information

Samantha Bowen
Executive Director

Latisha Conley
Early Learning Program Supervisor

Transition to Kindergarten (TK) is a legislatively established and authorized program for children who are at least 4-years-old by August 31 and have been identified through a screening process to be in need of additional preparation to be successful kindergarten students in the following school year.

OSPI published data on February 1, 2023, showing that TK is an effective strategy for closing opportunity gaps.

Effective August 1, 2023, OSPI adopted emergency rules for the 2023-24 school year consistent with the criteria identified in House Bill 1550 (HB 1550) as passed by the legislature.

Bulletin No. 049-23 provides information about the new emergency rules and guidance for local education agencies implementing a TK program.

For questions related to TK funding, visit OSPI School Apportionment and Budget Preparations. For questions regarding enrolling your child into a Transition to Kindergarten program, please contact your local school district for assistance.

 

ESD WaKIDS/TK Regional Coordinators

ESD 101–Spokane
Kimberly Lyman
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 105–Yakima
Kathleen Lenihan
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Dana Floyd
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Maggie Mendoza
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator
Cynthia Juarez
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 112–Vancouver
Cari Wood
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Sara Rushlo
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Jackie Brock
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator
Samantha Stevens
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 113–Tumwater/Olympia
Kerri Blankenship
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinators
Jana Brock
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Josie Komorowski
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 114–Bremerton
Laura Batcheller
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Kristen Sheridan
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator
Kim Crummey
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

PSESD 121–Renton
Courtney O’Catherine
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Apurva Wikstrom
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Aeryn King
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Whitney White
P-3 Professional Learning Consultant
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 123–Tri-Cities
Jennifer Ann Kelly
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

NCESD 171–Wenatchee
Jane Fox
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Jan Dosh
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Janelle Bersch
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 189–Anacortes
Rae Allen
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist
Sarah Southard
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

OSPI
Julie Dean
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist

TK Materials