Future Ready Kindergarten

  • What: Future Ready Kindergarten is a free, full-day transitional kindergarten program that will focus on essential academic and social emotional skills needed for school. The Future Ready K program helps ensure that students enter kindergarten ready and are meeting or exceeding grade level standards by the end of the third grade.

    When: Applications for the program are due November 5th. WaKIDS Family Connections will be held January 22-24, 2020. Classes will begin on January 29, 2020 and run Monday through Friday all day. Future Ready K will follow the same schedule and breaks as the elementary schools.

    Who: Children who are age-eligible for Kindergarten in the fall of 2020 (5 years of age by August 31, 2020), may need extra supports for readiness, and will attend Lacey, Pleasant Glade, or Chambers Prairie Elementary. Students will be screened in mid-November and may qualify based on academic readiness and/or financial need. You must turn in an application to either school office to be considered.

    How: Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the front office of Pleasant Glade, Lacey, or Chambers Prairie elementary for families who reside in those attendance boundaries.

    Questions? See the FAQ below or call Melodie Stauffer at (360) 412-4905

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Future Ready Kindergarten?

  • When are classes held?

  • Where are the classes located?

  • Who will teacher Future Ready classes?

  • Will students still go to Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year?

  • How do I apply for my student to participate?

  • Are there pre-screening questions?

  • What happens after I turn in an application?

  • What is screening like for my child?

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

  • What if my child is not selected?

  • How are children recruited for Future Ready K?

  • How are Future Ready Kindergarten students registered?

  • What if I have other questions?