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Madison Metropolitan School District

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K)

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Emerson Elementary School is excited to participate in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) 4K for the 2021-22 school year!

We are offering two half-day classrooms with instruction provided in English (here at Emerson), and 1 full-day classroom with instruction provided in Spanish at Hawthorne Elementary (for native Spanish speaking Emerson families only). Each classroom will have 18-20 students.

In 4K, students learn through a play-based model that provides the opportunity for skill building and development in several areas including language, vocabulary, early literacy, and math skills, as well as social skill development. The full-day 4K program provides additional time for this skill building as students learn through play while observing, exploring, experimenting, talking, sharing, pretending, and having fun.

The full-day schedule will include breakfast, lunch, exploration time for learning, small/large group instruction, outdoor play, and quiet learning/rest time.

Families in the Emerson attendance area can enroll online now. Half-day programming is available at Emerson Elementary School for those families who are interested in half-day 4K programming.

Visit the MMSD Online Enrollment website for details and to enroll. For general information about the MMSD 4K program, visit mmsd.org/4K.

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