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4K Preschool

Preschool Enrollment and Site Selection

4K preschool enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.

4K preschool site selection for the 2024-2025 school year opens Monday, March 18th, at 7:00 a.m. Enrollment must be completed prior to site selection.

New Family Enrollment

Families without a child in the La Crosse School District

Existing Family Enrollment

Families with a child in the La Crosse School District

Contact Information

4K Preschool Office

807 East Avenue South Room 112A
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 789-7006
Fax: (608) 789-8423
Email: preschool@lacrossesd.org

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Overview

The School District of La Crosse offers a 4K Preschool Program to any child who is four years old on or before September 1, of the upcoming school year.

Any eligible child who lives in the School District of La Crosse attendance area is able to enroll in our free 4K Preschool program hosted at 15 convenient locations in our district.

The 4K program is a 2.5 hr program housed at several centers and schools throughout the district. Our 4K Program is free to any eligible child.

Space is limited so sign up today for priority placement.

You may enroll your student online:

  • Follow the prompts to create an account and complete the New Student Online Enrollment process.
  • You may upload or email a picture of the student’s birth certificate and your proof of address.

Families are welcome to come to the Hogan Administrative Center, located at 807 East Avenue South in La Crosse, to complete the enrollment process on a computer if needed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between 4K, Pre-K, and Preschool?

There is no difference. The terms used synonymously throughout our region and state to reference the same programming.

Is there early entrance into 4K Preschool?

State Statute indicates that students should be 4 years old on or before September 1. However, if your child has a birthday between September 2nd – 15th and you would be interested in the District considering early entrance to 4K, please contact the 4K Office for more information.

Is there delayed entrance into 4K Preschool?

Our 4K program, and subsequent 5K program, is designed to meet the needs of all our students. However, on occasion, parents have asked if they can delay their child’s entry to 4K since a child may only participate in one 4K experience and then are expected to move on to 5K.
School District Administrative Policy 4210 – Entrance Age, provides an avenue for parents of students with a July or August birthday to request delayed entry for one year. Parents are required to fill out a Delayed Entry Application and complete the ASQ Developmental Screener and submit both to the 4K office. The policy and entry form can be found here: Policy 4210 and Delayed Entry Application. Parents must call the 4K office to get access to the online ASQ Developmental Screener.

Can you repeat 4k?

No, the 4K Preschool Program is a one-year experience before your child begins 5-Year-Old Kindergarten.

How will I know what class my child is in?

When you come to the Hogan Administrative Center, with your child’s birth certificate and address verification, you will be assigned a preschool site and class (A.M. or P.M.) at that time.  Preschool classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged.

Does my child have to attend 4K Preschool at their boundary school?

No, preschool is a boundaryless program.  Your child is welcome to attend preschool at any of our locations, based on availability.  Preschool classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged.

However, your child will be expected to attend their boundary school for Kindergarten.  If you would like to know your boundary school, please use the boundary search websites. For any questions regarding school boundary information please contact the Preschool office.

Boundary Search:

Boundary Search 2022-23

Boundary Search 2023-24

What is off-site 4K Preschool?

The School District of La Crosse is proud to partner with 6 off-site locations – Coulee Children’s Center, Congregational Preschool, Gundersen Child Care, La Crosse Montessori Preschool, YWCA Child Care Center, and Toddle Inn Daycare.  These sites offer the School District of La Crosse Four-Year-Old Preschool Program curriculum, taught by a licensed teacher.  The 2.5-hour district preschool program is free, however, students have the option to stay on-site for extended care, if needed.  Please contact each site for rates and availability of extended child care.

Can my child attend if I am not a resident of the La Crosse School District?

If you are not a resident of the La Crosse School District, you will need to apply for Open Enrollment.  Please visit the open enrollment website for more information, including instructions for applying.

Is transportation provided for 4K Preschool students?

Limited transportation is provided for preschoolers.  Please call the preschool office regarding your transportation needs.

All transportation requests need to be submitted online by August 15th, to ensure transportation for the first day of school.  Please follow the link to register your child and for additional information:

https://www.lacrosseschools.org/parents/transportation/

If you need to make a change in your child’s transportation, please call the Go Riteway office at 608-881-6370.  All changes in transportation take 3 business days to process.

What if I have questions about the way my child is learning and growing?

Children learn and grow at different rates.  The school district can help!

Please contact Jen Kalis, Early Childhood Program Coordinator, for more information.  She can be reached at 608-789-7621.

How do I find out information about Head Start?

Please call the Head Start office at 608-785-2070.

4K Preschool Locations & Times

Congregational Preschool

2503 Main St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:30 – 11:15 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:15 – 3:00 P.M.

Coulee Children's Center

2935 East Ave. South La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.

P.M. Class: Not Offered

Coulee Montessori

1611 Kane St. La Crosse, WI 5460 3

Website

A.M. Class: 8:15 – 10:45 A.M

P.M. Class: Not Offered

Emerson Elementary

2101 Campbell Rd. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:20 – 10:50 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:30 – 3:10 P.M.

Gundersen Child Care Center

700 Bennora Lee Ct. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:45 – 11:15 A.M.

P.M. Class: Not Offered

Hamilton Elementary/SOTA I

1111 South 7th St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class 8:00 – 10:30

P.M. Class 12:10 – 2:40

Northside Elementary

1611 Kane St. La Crosse, WI 54603

Website

A.M. Class 8:15 – 10:45

P.M. Class 12:25 – 2:55

*Follows traditional calendar

North Woods International

N2541 Sablewood Rd. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:35 – 11:05 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:35 – 3:15 P.M.

Southern Bluffs Elementary

4010 Sunnyside Dr. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:40 – 11:10 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:40 – 3:20 P.M.

Spence Elementary

2150 Bennet St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:00 – 10:30 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:00 – 2:40 P.M.

State Road Elementary

3900 Pammel Creek Rd. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:05 – 10:35 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:05 – 2:45 P.M.

Summit Environmental

1800 Lakeshore Dr. La Crosse, WI 54603

Website

A.M. Class: 8:00 – 10:30 A.M.

P.M. Class: 12:00 – 2:40 P.M.

Toddle Inn Daycare

W2637 Hwy 33 La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:30 – 11:05 A.M.

P.M. Class: Not Offered

YWCA Childcare Center

419 North 9th St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:45 – 11:15 A.M.

P.M. Class: Not Offered