School districts in Wisconsin that operate four-year-old kindergarten programs (4K) have the opportunity to access state funds to provide parent/family outreach for a total of 87.5 hours per year, WI State Statutes 121.02(1)(f).
4K outreach activities are intended to develop and promote partnerships between families and schools and to support families in their role as the primary educators of their children. They are valued core partners in the educational process. Families have both the right and the responsibility to share in decisions about their child's education and development. Activities can focus on a variety of topics that are supportive to families. They do not need to be solely focused on academic and/or social emotional development. They may also focus on health and safety, connections to community resources and activities that strengthen relationships with school district personnel/initiatives.
For more information go to: WI:DPI Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Outreach
- WI DPI Family and Community Engagement Website
- Building a Common Understanding of Family Engagement
- District-Wide Strategies for Meaningful Family Engagement
- Head Start/Early Childhood and Knowledge Center-Family Engagement