by M. Earle, Contributing Writer, Mountain View School District

The Mountain View School District (MVSD) in El Monte is now enrolling Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, are invited to register in MVSD’s outstanding full day kindergarten program.

The full day program provides the opportunity for additional instructional time in the areas of literacy, science, social studies, fine arts, visual arts, oral language development, mathematics, writing and physical education, and allows students to build stronger academic and social skills.

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Children turning five years old between September 2, 2020 and March 2, 2021 are invited to enroll in the District’s full day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. TK is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and gives young learners a head start and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs.

MVSD’s TK Program uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate for young learners. It is designed to build a solid foundation for success in school for “young” 5 year olds and provides children with an enriched foundational early childhood education experience to prepare them for success in the more structured academic setting of traditional kindergarten. TK cultivates in students an overall readiness and enthusiasm for learning.

MVSD’s 10 elementary schools include Baker School, Cogswell School, La Primaria School, Maxson School, Miramonte School, Monte Vista School, Parkview School, Payne School, Twin Lakes School and Voorhis School.

Mountain View School District is proud to have highly qualified teachers, exceptional early literacy programs, extensive technology learning programs including in school 1:1 technology devices, biliteracy/dual language program at select schools, a Mandarin Enrichment Program, a school-wide uniform policy, clean, safe and secure schools, a nationally recognized family engagement program, a college-bound culture, free breakfast and lunch programs, free bus transportation for those beyond walking distance from their school, and excellent after school care and instructional support offered through the THINK Together program.

To enroll online, please visit the District website at www.mtviewschools.com or call 626-652-4000 for more information.