Future-Ready Kindergarten

  • Is your child entering kindergarten next year and not currently in preschool?

    North Thurston Public Schools is offering a program to provide free, early entrance kindergarten, called Future-Ready Kindergarten for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the fall.

    What: Future-Ready Kindergarten is a transitional kindergarten program that will focus on essential academic and social emotional skills needed for school.

    When: Classes start January 9, 2023 (WaKIDS Family Connection meetings January 4-6, 2023)

    Who: For children who are not yet 5 but will be by August 31, 2023, may need extra support for readiness, and will attend the schools the program will be operating in (Chambers Prairie, Lacey, Seven Oaks, & Lydia Hawk).

    How: The FRK application process is now closed for the 2022-23 school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Future-Ready Kindergarten?

  • When are classes held?

  • Where are the classes located?

  • What is the cost?

  • Who will teach Future-Ready classes?

  • Will students still go to Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year?

  • How do I apply for my student to participate?

  • Are there pre-screening questions?

  • What happens after I turn in the application?

  • What is screening like for my child?

  • How will I find out if my child has been selected?

  • How are children recruited for Future Ready K?

  • How are Future Ready Kindergarten students registered?

  • What if I have other questions?