Sign up for our new Transitional Kindergarten program

Sign up for our new Transitional Kindergarten program
Posted on 12/12/2022

Stanwood-Camano School District is launching a free program aimed at helping students prepare for kindergarten. 

Inclusive Transitional Kindergarten (ITK) is a free, full-day early entrance kindergarten program for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Students are typically eligible for the program if they have not had prior access to early learning experiences, and/or have been identified, through a screening process as being in need of additional preparation based on academic or social-emotional deficits, to be successful in kindergarten in the following year.

The program will begin on January 31. Classes are taught by highly qualified teachers, and transportation will be provided. Space is limited. The ITK program is aligned with the Washington Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to promote social/emotional competence in infants and young children. 

Our goal is to provide families with the opportunity to ensure their students begin their school careers ready for kindergarten. This program will provide an equitable start for students by offering a high quality early learning experience before they enter the traditional kindergarten classroom. Students will learn the routines of kindergarten, colors, shapes, alphabet, and numbers, vocabulary, sharing and following directions in a school setting. Most of all, kids will have fun while learning! To apply for the ITK program, you can fill out the application form HERE