4 -Year Old Kindergarten

4-year old kindergarten curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions for 4-K Parents

4K Collaborative Committee

Who? Membership from school administration, teachers, representatives from all community child cares within the WDP attendance area, representatives from parochial pre-school programs, resource and referral, birth to three, and St. Norbert College.

Why? Committee members worked to identify the vision and guiding principles of the 4K program that will serve as the philosophical foundation for programming related to 4K. Sub committees include leadership, curriculum, and family/parent outreach.

Why Develop a Community Approach? Through collaboration, the sharing of resources, information, and community approach allows all those concerned about the well-being of children to create a new system that benefits all four-year-olds and their families.

How to register: 


Hemlock Creek Elementary School
1900 Williams Grant Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 425-1900

Westwood Elementary School
1155 Westwood Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 337-1087

Children must be 4 years old before September 1, 2020.

Bring proof of residency (apartment lease, closing statements, or utility bill)

Bring copy of child's birth certificate

Bring copy of your child's immunization record

Each site has been evaluated by an independent consultant and has been deemed an appropriate site for young children.

Each site will have a licensed, certified teacher by the Department of Public Instruction.

Transportation will be provided if you live outside a two mile radius of your home school or if your child is placed outside of your home school attendance area.

All sites will follow the curriculum adopted by the West De Pere School Board.

What is the contact information for each site?

Westwood Elementary
1155 Westwood Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 337-1087

Our Lady of Lourdes
1305 Lourdes Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 425-9989

Encompass Early Education Care
2000 Lawrence Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 336-1541

Kiddie College Academy and Child Care
1370 Partnership Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 347-9260

How are off site locations determined?

Licensed day-care facilities interested in forming a partnership with the West De Pere School District completed an application process. Each site then went through an evaluation process using an Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS). Each site was evaluated on environment, student interactions, teacher interactions and curriculum integration.

What is the Off Site Minimal Criteria?

  • Meet current state licensing requirements in State of WI Department of Health and Family Services
  • Meet Department of Public Instruction requirements for 4 Year Old Kindergarten
  • Accept or provide a teacher certified by DPI and meets 4K DPI requirements
  • Meets DPI for parent involvement
  • Participates in Annual Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) review as part of continuous improvement process