jump start to kindergarten

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All children who will be entering 5-Year-Old Kindergarten in fall of 2020 and did not attend the MMSD 4K Program, or who received a recommendation from their 4K teacher are invited to attend Jump Start to Kindergarten this summer!  This free, fun 6-week program helps kids develop important kindergarten skills through play and exploration.  

Jump Start to Kindergarten starts on June 22 and goes through July 31 (there is no school on July 3). The academic programming runs from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and students are eligible to attend the SREC (Summer Recreation and Enrichment Center) programming supervised by MSCR until 4:00 p.m.  

Help your child get a boost in early literacy and math. Rich learning opportunities focused on early literacy and math will help prepare children for kindergarten. Students count, sort, solve puzzles, write their name and explore books, art and science with their teachers and friends.

This program will be offered at all 10 of our elementary Summer School sites. Your home address will determine which site you attend. If you're not sure which school your address corresponds to, you can find that information here. You can reach the Summer School office at summerschool@madison.k12.wi.us or by phone at 608-663-1914.

Transportation  transportation icon

Transportation is provided for families who live at least 1.5 miles from their Summer School site. There are bus routes at the beginning of the day (8:00 a.m.) and at the end of the day (4:00 p.m.). There is no mid-day bus route. You will be able to sign up for transportation during the online enrollment process.

Meals  snack and lunch icon

Breakfast is provided for all students at the beginning of the school day. If your child attends the SREC program in the afternoon, they will also receive lunch and an afternoon snack.

Nap time  nap time icon

Children will have rest time in the afternoon. For children who get tired by the afternoon, they will have the opportunity to take a nap. Other kids will have the option to read quietly or rest.

Outdoor time/large motor activities  outdoor play icon

Children will have the opportunity to play outside every day (weather permitting). This can include free play time on the playground, or organized games like tag or duck-duck-goose.

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