Media Coverage | July 26, 2021 | The Bakersfield Californian
School districts prepare for universal expansion of transitional kindergarten
Early Edge California’s Executive Director, Patricia Lozano, speaks with The Bakersfield Californian for an interview on TK expansion.
Our Executive Director Patricia Lozano spoke with reporter Emma Gallegos at The Bakersfield Californian earlier about the expansion of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to all 4-year-olds in the state by the 2025-26 school year, which was recently signed by Governor Newsom into his 2021-22 state budget.
“For many students, transitional kindergarten is an important opportunity they have to get high-quality education in their neighborhood, Lozano said. Expanding early education will help reduce the achievement gap.”