Kindergarten Options in the Westonka Schools
Choices allow you to pick the best fit for your family
|Half-Day, Every Day Kindergarten
with optional Kinder Reach program
Half-Day, Every Day kindergarten offers a 2 1/2-hour session either in the morning or the afternoon.
A typical daily schedule includes time for reading readiness, math, social studies and science, music, stories, physical education, and free time.
In addition to regular classroom work, licensed teachers in music, art, and physical education offer specialized instruction. Students use the media center on a regular basis, and participate in field trips and all-school activities such as assemblies.
Kinder Reach is a fee-based program that provides an expansion and enrichment of the half-day kindergarten curriculum. Kindergartners may attend Kinder Reach during the half-day that precedes or follows their regular kindergarten class. Kinder Reach is offered through the District's Adventure Club School-Age Care program, and is available from one to five days per week, with an optional hot lunch.
All-day, every day
Kindergarten Plus is an all day, every day option for parents who wish to combine their child's half-day kindergarten program with an additional half day of enrichment activities taught by a licensed kindergarten teacher. It provides a fun, educational option for children who are ready for a longer school day and/or who would otherwise spend the remainder of the school day in child care. In this program, students spend the entire day in the same classroom with their kindergarten teacher.
Kindergarten Plus is a fee-based program. The State of Minnesota funds the half-day kindergarten portion; parents pay tuition for the remaining half-day enrichment program.
Kindergarten Plus program features:
Kindergarten Plus annual tuition for 2013-2014 is $3,050, payable in 10 equal installments.
(See the Kindergarten Plus Payment Authorization Form)
Here's just some of what your child will learn in kindergarten
How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?
Early Childhood Screening
Is my child ready for Kindergarten?
Kindergarten Plus Payment Packet
Kindergarten Registration Packet
What will my child learn in Kindergarten?
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