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  • Step 4: Register with your chosen community partner site (if selecting Willow River Elementary School, no additional registration is required).

  • Who are the community 4K providers?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Click on the providers below to access their websites for more information about their programs:

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    Wrap-Around Care

    Many of the community partners provide daycare/wrap-around care as a private pay option for families who need additional care before or after their child’s 4K programming. At Willow River Elementary School, School Age Care is available in the mornings before school starts, and in the afternoon after school. There is no mid-day care available at Willow River.  For more information about the School District’s School Age Care Program and fees click here.

    2020-2021 Elementary School Attendance Areas and Transportation Provided

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分The list below identifies each program and the elementary school attendance area they are connected to for the purposes of determining bus transportation.

    • If you reside in the Hudson Prairie Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: YMCA, Trinity – East, Four Seasons Academy
    • If you reside in the Willow River Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: Trinity Academy – West, St. Pat’s, Willow River
    • If you reside in the Houlton Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: Trinity Academy – West, St. Pat’s, Willow River
    • If you reside in the North Hudson Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: Trinity Academy, St. Pat’s, Willow River
    • If you reside in the EP Rock Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: YMCA, Bear Buddies, Northstar Early Learning Center, Simply Giggle
    • If you reside in the River Crest Elementary School attendance area
      • Transportation will be provided to: Bear Buddies, Northstar Early Learning Center, Simply Giggle

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Bethel Highlands Preschool and Hudson Community Children’s Center have opted out of School District transportation for the 2020-2021 school year. If you select either of these community providers, you are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the site.

    Information Regarding Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year will be open February 3 – April 30, 2020.

    Questions regarding Open Enrollment may be directed to: Tim Miner, Executive Administrative Assistant; 715.377.3702

    • Open Enrollment for Hudson Community 4K Program
      • Families who live outside of the Hudson School District boundaries who wish to enroll in Hudson’s Community 4K Program, must live in Wisconsin and apply for Open Enrollment. Please refer to the application information above for additional information.

    What are the learning expectations for children in the Hudson Community 4K Program?

    What standards will we use with 4K?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分WMELS are the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. According to DPI, the WMELS provide a framework for families, educators and policymakers to:

    • Share a common language and the responsibility for the wellbeing of children from birth to first grade.  
    • Know and understand developmental expectations of young children.  
    • Address what children should know and be able to do based on a continuum of development from birth to first grade.

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分These standards are based on current research and are developmentally appropriate practices. There are standards in each of the five developmental domains:

    1. Health and Physical Development (e.g. fine-motor and gross-motor skills)
    2. Social and Emotional Development (e.g. social skills and self-esteem)
    3. Language Development and Communication (e.g. listening, speaking and reading readiness)
    4. Approaches to Learning (e.g. curiosity, persistence, and creativity)
    5. Cognition and General Knowledge (e.g. mathematical and scientific thinking and problem solving)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who are the community 4K providers?

    Click on the providers below to access their websites for more information about their programs:

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    What is the focus of 4K? Isn’t this just “push down” from Kindergarten?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分The focus of the 4K program is to offer every child in our community equal access to a consistent, high quality preschool education. 4K will provide a developmentally appropriate program to help children acquire social competencies and the skills they need to succeed as a learner. The curriculum focuses on physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and language development in a nurturing environment. 4K early learning professionals provide:

    • Active, creative, exploratory learning  
    • Social interaction  
    • Experiences to prepare the students for kindergarten
    • Opportunities for choice  
    • Independent as well as small and large group activities  
    • Activities that emphasize process, rather than product  
    • Foundational skills to literacy and math development within an activity-based social environment 

    Isn’t 4K just free childcare?

    No. 4K is an early learning opportunity. Participation is free to children who are residents of the District. Typically, 4K programs offer a structured instructional program of 12.5 hours per week as determined by the District. 4K is not wrap-around childcare. If a family wants childcare before or after 4K programming at a 4K site, they must pay the childcare center for this service.

    Is 4K optional?

    Yes, 4K is optional in all participating Wisconsin school districts.   All 4 year-olds in the District will have access to 4K programming if parents elect to enroll.

    How do we serve students with special needs?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分The Hudson School District’s Early Childhood Special Education Program is located at River Crest Elementary School and provides special education services at multiple community preschool and child care sites, as well as in the child’s home. Early Childhood Special Education will continue to provide services to 4 year olds. The new 4K program may help the school district identify more students with special needs, which would provide these children with services at an earlier age. The school district will continue to serve the needs of ALL students in the Hudson School District.

    What is 4K Outreach and how does it benefit families?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分In addition to student learning time, 4K programs provide 87.5 hours of parent outreach. These hours are opportunities for parents to understand how they can further support their child’s learning at home. The outreach information is planned based on parent interest and need as well as the needs of the 4K site.

    Can a family open enroll to our district’s 4K program?

    2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Open enrollment applies to four-year-old kindergarten, prekindergarten, early childhood education and school-operated day care only if the child’s resident school district offers the same type of program the child wishes to attend and only if the child is eligible for the program in her or his resident school district.

    Will there be early entrance opportunities for 4K?

    Hudson School District will not be offering early entrance to 4K. Students enrolling must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the year they intend to enroll.

    Hudson Community 4K Program provides:

    • Free 4K educational programming Monday-Friday for 12.5 hours a week. The 4K program is not a child care program. Families who need child care before or after the 4K program will be responsible for finding and paying for care on their own. Some of the community partners will be able to provide before or after care at their sites.
    • Increased quality and consistency of learning across the community. Children participating in 4K, regardless of the location, will all be learning from the same curriculum with the same learning expectations. Using The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, students will experience learning through exploration and discovery. This curriculum is designed to help children build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills. It is designed to meet the broad range of needs that young learners bring to the classroom. In turn, children participating in 4K are more likely to enter Kindergarten with the readiness skills they need for success in the classroom and additional supports identified at an earlier age when needed.
    • Transportation will be made available to families who request a 4K program within their assigned boundary. Boundaries will be established throughout the School District specific to 4K. Families deciding to enroll in a 4K program within their boundary will receive free transportation. If a family chooses a program outside of their boundary, the family will be responsible for providing their own transportation.
    • Community partners who are faith-based do not provide religious instruction during the time they are teaching as part of Hudson Community 4K programming.