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Full-Day Kindergarten in 2024-25!

kindergarten students

As a result of our successful Moving 15 Forward Referendum, District 15 will offer Full-Day Kindergarten beginning in the 2024-2025 school year!

What does that mean for students?

  • More time to build positive self-esteem, independence, friendships, and trusting relationships with teachers
  • More time in individualized instruction to build strong foundational skills
  • More time for Math and Literacy instruction
  • Expanded content area learning
  • More time in Physical Education and the Arts
  • More time for free and purposeful play
  • More time in developmentally appropriate activities designed to keep our students active, engaged, and growing
  • District 15 will offer a Kindergarten Information Night at each of our schools on Thursday, February 15, 2024.
  • District 15 also offers a full day Spanish Dual Language Program at three schools for incoming kindergarten students. Parent Information Nights for the 2024 Spanish Dual Language Kindergarten class will be held on February 1 at Jane Addams, February 8 at Winston Campus, and February 13 at Kimball Hill.

What will the day look like? 

  • Beginning the day with a focus on social-emotional learning and community-building
  • An extended block for foundational literacy skills and instruction, including phonics, phonemic awareness, word study, writing, and reading comprehension
  • An extended Math block to support differentiated learning through direct instruction and games
  • Expanded participation in Physical Education, Art, and Music
  • Time to form deep relationships with peers and teachers, including friendship-building through lunch and recess
  • Dedicated time for free and purposeful play
  • Expanded content area learning in Social Studies, Science, and Health that is active and engaging

Registration will open in early 2024

Upcoming Information Nights

  • February 1, 2024 - Spanish Dual-Language Kindergarten Information at Jane Addams Elementary
  • February 8, 2024 - Spanish Dual-Language Kindergarten Information at Winston Campus Elementary
  • February 13, 2024 - Spanish Dual-Language Kindergarten Information at Kimball Hill Elementary
  • February 15, 2024 - Full-Day Kindergarten Information at all schools