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 for the 2023-24 school year will begin in either fall 2023 or January 2024, the exact date to be determined.

    Who: For children the year before they are eligible to attend kindergarten. Note: children who are kindergarten-eligible should be registered for regular kindergarten.

    How: Our 2022-23 school year Future-Ready Kindergarten classes are currently full.
    Applications for the upcoming 2023-24 school year are now being accepted, with additional program details coming soon.

    Apply for 2023-24

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 Kindergarten?

  • How are Future-Ready Kindergarten students registered?

  • What if I have other questions?