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.

2023-24 TK Locations and Headcount

The Transition to Kindergarten Headcount List provides the current TK headcount by school, reported by districts on the 1st of each month for the 2023-24 school year.

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
Kristin Monson
PreK-3rd Grade Professional Development Coordinator

ESD 105–Yakima
Angelica Hernandez
WaKIDS/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Coordinator

ESD 112–Vancouver
Sara Rushlo
PreK-3rd Grade Manager

ESD 113–Tumwater/Olympia
Hilary Prince
P-3 Early Learning Regional Administrator

ESD 114–Bremerton
Kim Crummey
P-3 Professional Development Program Manager

PSESD 121–Renton
Whitney White
PreK-3rd Grade Systems Manager 

ESD 123–Tri-Cities
Jennifer Kelly
P-3 Early Learning Coordinator

NCESD 171–Wenatchee
Jane Fox
Washington Pyramid Model Implementation Specialist

ESD 189–Anacortes
Maureen Hodge
Pre-K through 3rd Grade Early Learning Coordinator


TK Materials