Serving UPK/TK


UPK/TK Programming in Expanded Learning

Play in TK Infographic

Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) planning and implementation in California has taken a collaborative approach. As part of this effort, the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Early Education Division and Expanded Learning Division, in partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), convened a small team in response to the growing need for ELO-P providers to serve California’s younger children as Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is fully implemented.

Working together with a wide range of stakeholders from both the Early Learning and Expanded Learning fields, including representatives from state agencies, county offices of education, districts, intermediary organizations, and funders, this team created resources to help Local Educational Agencies and their ELO-P partners prepare to effectively serve our youngest learners.

These resources can be found in the “Expanded Learning” subsection of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten and PreKindergarten through Third Grade (UPK/P-3) Group on the California Educators Together website. Materials address the following topics:

The physical space needs of TK/K learners in Expanded Learning environments:

The capacity-building needs for Expanded Learning staff to serve TK/K students and families:

The need for clear and concise information and guidance regarding recent Education Code changes for ELO-P programs serving TK/K students:

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