Why is early childhood education so important to children from all backgrounds? Educational research supports preschool education for all students. Early education programs establish patterns of behavior and set the foundation for future learning for students. Experiences with other students and interactions with teachers build confidence in students that assists in their social, emotional development and helps facilitate lifelong learning. Children who attend preschool and prekinder programs do better in school than children who do not have early school experiences.
The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) is now enrolling Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year (students turning 5 before September 1, 2017).
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Extended Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) students now have the opportunity to attend a prekinder program that supports learning in school. This academic program helps to prepare students for success in later years. TK and ETK classes are now available for eligible four-year-old students. Priority will be given in filling seats for TK to four year olds who will turn five between September 2nd – December 2nd. Then based on enrollment, ETK eligible students who will turn five in December will be enrolled, followed by those who turn five in January, and finally those who turn five in February.
TK and ETK students will be on the same school calendar and hours as the elementary Kindergarten program. If you are interested in having your child attend Kindergarten, TK or ETK at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School or Boulder Creek Elementary School, please contact the school office for registration.