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4K Preschool

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 17 convenient locations in our district.

Half-day and full-day 4K Preschool sessions are available depending on the location.

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?

Nothing – they are all the same program.

Is there early entry into 4K Preschool?

No.  Students must be 4 years old on or before September 1st.

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 call the preschool office at 608-789-7006.

How do I know what my child’s boundary school is?

Please call the preschool office at 608-789-7006 to find out your child’s boundary school.

How do I find out information about Head Start?

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

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.

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

1111 South 7th St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

Monday – Thursday full-day classes

Class: 8:00 A.M. – 2:48 P.M

*Follows year-round calendar

Hintgen Elementary

3505 South 28th St. La Crosse, WI 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:05 – 10:35 A.M.

P.M. Class: Not Offered

Northside Elementary

1611 Kane St. La Crosse, WI 54603

Website

Monday – Thursday full-day classes

Class: 8:15 A.M – 2:55 P.M.

* Follows year-round 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.

SOTA I

1111 South 7th St. La Crosse W I 54601

Website

A.M. Class: 8:00 -10:30 AM

P.M. Class: Not Offered

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

4K Mobile Classroom

Location is based on community needs in
La Crosse, WI

Information

Monday – Thursday classes

Class: 11:20 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.