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Dear Parents,

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District 4-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) Program is a community based 4K program, operating in 11 various locations throughout the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. The program began in 2011 with more than 300 students and continues to grow each year.

Each 4K site is unique and offers various opportunities for children. However, they are all unified in the curriculum that they deliver and the assessment tools used. 

The program follows the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards which specify developmentally appropriate expectations for children. The standards address a child’s health and physical development, social and emotional development, language development and communication skills, and cognition and general knowledge.

By using these standards as a guide, the programs are all able to utilize a play-based exploration model that is child initiated. The mission of the program is to provide equal access to high quality early childhood education and learning experiences for all children. 

The 4K teachers and I are looking forward to a wonderful school year with your children!

MaryBeth Paulisse
Director of Curriculum, Assessment, & 4K