Calif. program helps young students transition to kindergarten

05/20/2013 | San Diego Union-Tribune

A two-year transitional kindergarten program being operated in one California district this year will expand across the region and state. The state-mandated program places a greater emphasis on oral skills and developmental learning, said Alicia Jaime, a Cole Canyon Elementary School teacher. Courses aim to help students prepare for the curriculum they will face under the Common Core State Standards and to adjust to the school environment.

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