UTK and TK Programs
Arlington Heights has a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program, as well as a Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) program.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is year one of a two year Kindergarten program. TK provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten. With increasing academic demands and structure in Kindergarten, some parents are aware that their child may not be ready for the traditional Kindergarten program.
Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) is for younger children. The goal of the program is to provide structured and unstructured opportunities for children to build socialization and communication skills with other children and with adults. The program aims to improve student success by setting a strong language and literacy foundation for our youngest students.