What every parent needs to know about 4K and 5K
All children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2020 (for the 2020-21 school year) and live in the Madison Metropolitan School District are eligible to participate in the Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) program.
- The 4K program is an optional, tuition-free* program offered by MMSD
- 4K follows play-based learning standards to get your child ready for Kindergarten
- It takes place in many MMSD elementary schools and early care and education (ECE) centers
- 4K school supply lists are available on your school's website in the spring.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions (currently being updated, available soon) about the 4K program
- There is a summer school program for kids who did not attend 4K and are entering kindergarten in the fall. Learn more about Jump Start to Kindergarten
- Download the Kindergarten Packet for families (2020-21)
*There is a $40 materials fee. If you are attending 4K at an Early Care and Education Center, please contact the site Director for information on how to pay the fee.