Transitional Kindergarten

The transitional kindergarten (TK) program is primarily for four-year-old resident students who demonstrate a need or otherwise do not have access to high-quality early learning experiences prior to kindergarten. Eligible students must be 4 years old by August 31 to participate. Students who are 5 years old August 31 must be enrolled in the traditional kindergarten program.

A screening process is used to help identify students who demonstrate a need of additional preparation to be successful in kindergarten the following year.

Eligible students must meet both the age, residency, and non-conflicting program pre-requisite requirements, and one or more of the qualifying criteria to be served by the program:

Pre-requisite (must meet all):

  • Turn 4yrs-old by August 31 (cannot be 5yrs-old on August 31).

  • Reside within the Wishkah Valley School boundary (out of district students may be able to enroll on a space-available basis).

  • Not otherwise identified for participation in the Head Start and/or ECEAP preschool programs.

Qualifying Criteria (must meet at least one):

  • Lack access (financial, availability, or other) to a licensed pre-school opportunity (opportunity. gap)

  • Exhibit lagging social and/or academic skills based on the WWPS administered screener (performance gap)

Interested parents should download our Wishkah Valley Transitional Kindergarten Interest Survey and send to Allesia Cooper via email at or send completed form to Wishkah School at 4640 Wishkah Rd., Aberdeen, WA 98520. Parents and Guardians may also pick up a survey by visiting Wishkah School.

For more information please contact Principal Shannon Patterson,, 360 532-3128 x1230