4-year-old kindergarten (4K) is currently offered at 9 sites in our community to all children living in the Menomonie School District who turn four years old on or before September 1st. The program is offered in a half-day format; morning or afternoon, (program hours vary by location and bus transportation) at area partnering sites. There is no cost or registration fee associated with our 4K program. However, there may be some school supplies and snacks that you will be asked to provide.
The community-based approach differs from surrounding school districts because the 4K centers are located in area childcare and preschool facilities rather than in elementary schools. Currently, there are nine sites partnering with our district and include: ABC'S Daycare & Preschool, Bouncin' Babies & Kool Kids,Little Sprouts Academy, Menomonie CESA 11 Head Start, Milestones Educational Community, SDMA-River Heights location, St. Joseph's School, Sunshine Learning Center, and UW-Stout Child and Family Study Center .
Each site has one or more teachers licensed in Early Childhood by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. They help to build children's social and emotional skills, direct children's learning through facilitated play, helping them to acquire knowledge in content areas such as literacy, math, science, the arts and technology. Instruction focuses on ways that preschool children learn best.
Registration materials are available at the Administrative Service Center (ASC), 215 Pine Avenue NE, Menomonie, WI.
To learn more about the 4K program contact Carla Klingfus at (715) 232-1642, extension 11066.
Registration materials and open enrollment questions should be directed to Ashley Weiss in our Student Services Department at (715) 232-1642, extension 11331.