Education College Leads in Transitional Kindergarten
April 23, 2013
Thanks to a $75,000 grant to the CSU from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, College of Education faculty members will help lead the system in preparing teachers for transitional kindergarten classrooms by creating instructional materials for programmatic use. Kimberly A. Norman, professor of elementary and bilingual education, will serve as project coordinator. in 2010, California's Kindergarten Readiness Act advanced the birth date for admission to kindergarten and first grade from Dec. 1 to Sept. 1 by 2014-15, and mandated that every school system offer transitional kindergarten for all eligible children in their district.