About 4 Year Old Kindergarten

4 Yr. Old Kindergarten Program Office
Malone Elementary School

505 N. Campbell St., Prescott, WI 54021
Ph: 715-262-5463 Fax: 715-262-0052
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Coordinator: Deanne Edlefsen - Malone Principal
4K Class Times:  7:45-11 AM Class, 11:45-3 PM Class


Mission Statement
To provide every four-year-old in the community with the opportunity to receive a developmentally appropriate learning experience in a quality group setting.

Benefits of Prescott 4K
Families can participate in the Prescott 4K program at no charge, at any of the three locations.  Centers that offer extended child care services beyond school district sponsored programming will have fees which will apply if you choose to enroll your child.  All children will have equal access to quality enhanced learning opportunities. 

Instruction provided by an experienced Wisconsin DPI licensed teacher.  


Eligibility
Children must be four years old by September 1 and live within the Prescott School District.

How to Enroll
Complete the Prescott Community 4K Program Registration materials. Registration packets will be available at all of the centers as well as Malone Elementary School. Please return all registration forms to Connie Grabow at Malone Elementary School.

Curriculum
Our curriculum implements the Wisconsin Model Early Leaning Standards. These standards are based on current research and developmentally appropriate practices.

“Second Step” curriculum is used to foster all children’s social/emotional development.

“Get Set for School” a curriculum that focuses on language, literacy and math is used in all 4K classrooms.  


Rationale for 4K
Research shows that children who attend pre-k are:

More successful during their school years:
  • Out perform peers in reading and math tests at ages 8, 12, and 15
  • Are less likely to experience grade retention or be placed in special education
  • Are more likely to graduate from high school. (High/Scope, Reynolds, Abecedarian)
More successful outside of and beyond school:
  • Lower rates of juvenile arrest
  • Fewer arrests for violent offenses
  • Higher employment rate and higher wages
  • A greater likelihood of owning their own home. (Reynolds)
Early childhood education saves our communities money. The general effect is a more efficient education system with less pressure on school resources and expenditures. It is estimated that preschool education can save U.S. taxpayers around $7.10 for every dollar invested (High/Scope, Reynolds, Abecedarian)

The community approach allows families options in providing quality care and education to all 4-year-olds, regardless of ability or family income. The community approach preserves the health of the child care system in the community while generating additional state funds for the community to education 4-year-olds.

Increased number of family activities and opportunities through the community because of strengthened partnerships amongst community organizations.

Transportation
4K students will be included as part of the K-12 transportation program. A special 4K route will be scheduled in between the morning and afternoon sessions (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.). The centers will have someone at the door to greet and send off students each day.

Current 4K Centers
Depending on space and your family’s needs, children may be placed in any of the following centers:

Heart, Hands, & Mind
1426 North Acres Road
Prescott, WI 54021
Ph: 715-262-5444
Contact: Terre'e Langer
Hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
E-Mail: hhm@prescott.k12.wi.us

New Adventures
1051 Orrin Road
Prescott, WI 54021
Ph: 715-262-4245
Contact: Karen Pesik
Hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
E-Mail: newadventures@prescott.k12.wi.us

St. Joesph's School
281 Dakota St.
Prescott, WI 54021
Ph: 715-262-5912
Contact: Andrea Hince
Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
E-Mail: stjoes@prescott.k12.wi.us