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CSUF Faculty Lead Transitional Kindergarten Project

CSUF Faculty Lead Transitional Kindergarten Project

College of Education faculty members are leading a California State University project to prepare future teachers to teach in transitional kindergarten classrooms. CSUF is receiving a $75,000 award, made possible through funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to the CSU Chancellor’s Office, to develop instructional materials for CSU teacher preparation programs. Elementary and bilingual education faculty involved are Kimberly A. Norman, project coordinator, Lisa D. Kirtman, Hallie Yopp Slowik, Ruth Yopp-Edwards, and Sharon V. Chappell, with Shelia Arnold, Orange County Department of Education. The Kindergarten Readiness Act changed the required birth date for admission to kindergarten and first grade from Dec. 1 to Sept. 1 by 2014-15, and established a transitional kindergarten program.

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