4K (4 Year Old Kindergarten)

Our 4K mission as a collaborative community is to ensure quality early learning experiences that will positively impact the Stoughton area four-year-old children now and in the future.

The SASD partners with local organizations to provide our 4 year-old kindergarten program at convenient locations in Stoughton. 

We ask new families to take a virtual tour of the sites when selecting an option for the 2021-2022 school year. Check out each website for more information.  Some sites will set up in person and Zoom tours by appointment only. Please contact the directors for more information. 

Online Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school has begun! The enrollment process is the first step in what we hope will be an outstanding educational opportunity for your child. We've made this process even easier now by going digital and online. Please click here for online enrollment application steps for next steps necessary to complete our online enrollment application. 

4K Enrollment Flyer (English)

4K Enrollment Flyer (Spanish)--4K Enrollment Flyer (Albanian)

Factors that determine placement for 4K:

  1. Site location that a child currently attends with/without wrap-around care.
  2. Siblings currently attending the site for which you are enrolling.
  3. Available space at the site location you are requesting.
  4. Placement after enrollment night is based on site availability. 


Open Enrollment

Visit the SASD webpage for more information regarding 4K open enrollment.



Visit the SASD webpage for more information regarding 4K transportation or check out the boundary maps to see if your child is eligible for transportation to/from your home. NEW: Transportation Support Requests can now be submitted online. Please fill out the request if interested in 4K transportation and to see if your child is eligible. 

Curriculum and Instruction

The SASD follows the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) set forth by the WI: DPI

OWL Curriculum- OWL is based upon the belief that immersion in a learning-rich environment is critical. The environment and interactions are thoughtful and purposeful. All parts of the day are considered opportunities for learning, and the teacher knows the curriculum content, instructional strategies, and individual children well enough to be responsive in a variety of situations. Research Overview

Sonday System Let's Play LearnLet’s Play Learn offers structured, systematic, multisensory practice for students in preschool through kindergarten. It is used as a tool to develop foundational reading skills and prevent reading difficulties or as an intervention for those who need to strengthen pre-reading skills. Each lesson plan uses proven Orton-Gillingham methods to provide effective intervention in whole-class and small-group settings. 

Learning Handwriting without Tears- Making learning and teaching easy and fun by providing superior developmentally appropriate activities, professional development and materials to educators and families. HWT

The Pyramid Model- The Wisconsin Pyramid Model is a framework for implementing a culturally responsive and equitable multi-leveled system of supports designed to enhance social and emotional competence of young children, promote the development of program policies and practices, and provide early care and education providers with practice-based coaching to ensure that evidence-based practices are integrated and used with fidelity. Check out: The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations for more resources.

Educating for Equity- Please check out the SASD web page (Educating for Equity) for early childhood resources for adults and children!


4K Newsletters

May 2021--April 2021--March 2021--February 2021--January 2021 -- December 2020 -- November 2020 -- October 2020--September 2020 -- August 2020


Summer Excel

The SASD will offer an in person and virtual 4K/5K Summer Excel program this summer. Learn more about the importance of learning through play by engaging with your child in exploration. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. This free program will provide activities that support the development of fine and gross motor skills, early learning skills such as math and literacy, and more! For more information and to register for Summer Excel go to the SASD Summer Excel 2021 web page.



If you have any questions about our 4K program, contact Mindy Holverson at 608.877.5404 or Mindy.Holverson@stoughton.k12.wi.us or visit WI DPI: 4 Year Old Kindergarten


Erin Conrad, 4K Principal and Kegonsa Principal erin.conrad@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kate Ahlgren, Director of Curriculum and Instruction kate.ahlgren@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Sara Jane Lee, 4K Coordinator                                sarajane.lee@stoughton.k12.wi.us


Mindy Holverson
EC/4K Support