All children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2019 (for the 2019-20 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
- It is a half-day program (AM and PM), Tuesday - Friday at MMSD sites
- 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 some Frequently Asked Questions 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
*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.
Online Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year opened Feb. 25th. Begin Online Enrollment 2019-20
On-Site Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year is March 4th at Elementary Schools for 4K & KG from 2-6pm
(with the exception of Lincoln, Randall and Marquette which serve grades 3-5).
Online Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year will continue until the end of the school year - Begin Online Enrollment 2018-19
Parents or guardians need to show the following documentation when they enroll their child:
- Verification of your child's age (birth certificate, passport, or health record)
- Verification of your address (lease, mortgage or recent utility bill)
- Your child's immunization record
Children are welcome to accompany parents to school to enroll, but they are not required to attend.
If you live less than 1.5 miles from your child’s assigned 4-year-old kindergarten school site and wish to be considered for district-provided transportation you must complete and submit the Application for Consideration for 4K Walk Area Exception. Please submit this application by 4:00PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 to: Transportation Service, 4711 Pflaum Road, Madison, WI 53718 or fax to 608-204-0375.