Summary: With the expansion of early education programs in California, this three-part series offers tips, tools, and inspiration to help educators design developmentally appropriate and creative indoor and outdoor spaces for transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten students.


  • Video tour showing thoughtful TK learning spaces that support student development
  • Slide deck with specific recommendations for materials and environmental features
  • Reference chart aligning space design with health, safety and early childhood standards

The resources spark ideas for making spaces engaging and tailored to your students’ unique needs. Borrow and adapt ideas as you upgrade existing spaces or build new ones to embrace the shifts happening in TK-12 education, thanks to California’s Universal Prekindergarten and Expanded Learning Initiatives. Support provided through collaboration between the California and the California Department of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chris Hartley at [email protected].