4K Information

4K Virtual Learning Site

2020-2021 4K Calendar

4K FAQ's

4K Registration Flyer

Child Find
(Finding Children with Special Needs)


4K (4 Year Old Kindergarten)

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

This year 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. 

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 setting 

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.

Online Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will begin online on Monday, February 22nd. 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.

Factors that determine placement for 4K:

  1. Daycare/Preschool location that a child currently attends with/without wrap-around care.
  2. Siblings currently attending the daycare/school for which you are enrolling.
  3. Available space at the site location you are requesting.


Open Enrollment

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


4K Newsletters

January 2021 -- December 2020 -- November 2020 -- October 2020

September 2020 -- August 2020



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