4 Year Old Kindergarten Program

4K Registration for 2022/2023 opens on February 7th

The Altoona school district 4K Program is a collaborative, community-based four-year-old-kindergarten program. This play-based program is designed to prepare your child for their educational career, and you're invited to join us. We provide an enriched curriculum that provides school readiness skills and school expectations. We know that our children learn best through play and provide age appropriate activities in cognitive and pre-math skills, social-emotional, adaptive, literacy and language, and motor development. Our 4K program is a half day program (morning and afternoon options), 4-days per week during the school year.

The program is designed for all children who live in the School District of Altoona who will be four years old by September 1, 2022. Four year old children who have been accepted for open enrollment will also be eligible to participate. (Not a resident? Check the Open Enrollment webpage.

For more information, read our 4K Registration Letter to Parents >>

The Altoona School District 4K program is provided at no cost. Transportation options are available. 

Early Education Center

Morning Session:

8:10 - 11:30 AM

Afternoon Session:
12:15 - 3:35 PM

4K Student Cuts the Grand Opening Ribbon
Matthew, 4K, Cuts the Ribbon!
Apr 21, 2021

In addition to registering online, we require the following forms:

  • Original Birth Certificate (we verify the information and return it to you)
  • Proof of Residency (mortgage documents or utility bill with your name and address on it)
  • Immunization form (only required if your child received their vaccinations in a different state)
  • Other important documents if applicable (IEP, court documentation, etc.)

Call or email 4K Coodinator, Laura Trachsel, at ltrachsel@altoona.k12.wi.us or 715-838-7350 if more information is needed.

Additional Items

Enrollment Information for 2020/21 (Updated 6/23/20)
4K Handbook 2020/21 (Updated 6/23/20)

Our early childhood special education program is also housed at this center. Do you have concerns about your child's development? If so, see the Special Education and Student Services page and click on "Child Find for Children 3 Years Old & Up to Kindergarten.