What is 4K? Four-year-old-kindergarten is commonly referred to as 4K. It provides an enrichment opportunity for children prior to kindergarten. It is a program designed to nurture social, emotional and early academic skills of four-year-old children. A 4K program does not take the place of kindergarten.
Why offer 4K? Four-year-old kindergarten provides children with quality early learning experiences that help provide a solid foundation for future success in school. Numerous research studies show long-term benefits for children who participate in high-quality early childhood programs, such as gains in cognition, knowledge, motor skills and language. Offering 4K through the school district ensures access to a quality pre-kindergarten program for all participants.
KCSD Program particulars: Children will attend 4K five-days-per-week for about three hours per day in morning or afternoon sessions. All children are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants are then screened and eligibility determined based on need. KCSD 4K program generally follows the KCSD school calendar.