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Four-year-old Kindergarten at Sandburg

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As of March 22, 2021 there is a change in 4K programming at Sandburg Elementary School. Sandburg is now offering 1 full-day classroom with instruction provided in English and 1 full-day classroom with instruction provided in Spanish. We will be offering 1 full-day classroom with instruction provided in Spanish. Each classroom will have 18-20 students.

Sandburg Elementary School is excited to participate in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) full-day 4K expansion for the 2021-22 school year! The expansion was part of the operations referendum that the Madison community passed in November 2020.

In 4K, students learn through a play-based model that provides the opportunity for skill building and development in several areas including language, vocabulary, early literacy, and math skills, as well as social skill development. The full-day 4K program provides additional time for this skill building as students learn through play while observing, exploring, experimenting, talking, sharing, pretending, and having fun.

The full-day schedule will include breakfast, lunch, exploration time for learning, small/large group instruction, outdoor play, and quiet learning/rest time.

Families in the Sandburg attendance area can enroll in the full-day 4K program online now. Space in the full-day classrooms is limited; a lottery will be conducted if interest in attendance exceeds the authorized student enrollment. Students enrolled will be expected to attend four full days per week, Tuesday through Friday. Once capacity is reached in the full-day 4K classrooms, 4K students will be enrolled in the half-day program at Kennedy Elementary School.

Half-day 4K programming will be offered at Kennedy Elementary School for any Sandburg families who do not want to take part in the full-day 4K.

Visit the MMSD Online Enrollment website for details and to enroll. For general information about the MMSD 4K program, visit

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