Jump Start K

kindergarten studentsJump Start K is a FREE, 20-week program for kids who will start kindergarten in 2020. It helps students without access to high-quality preschool gain the skills and confidence they need to be ready for success in school.

Qualifying students attend school full time from February through mid-June. They ride the big bus, play at recess, eat lunch in the cafeteria, and participate in PE, music and library. Students play and learn skills, just as they will when they start school. And with an early start, they get familiar with the school routines and rules that can sometimes be stumbling blocks for early learners.

Do We Qualify?

Eligible families:

  • Do not qualify for a state or federal programs (such as HeadStart)
  • Cannot afford preschool
  • Have a child who will be 5 by Aug. 31, 2020
  • Have a child with an academic or social need (we will screen students for eligibility)


Find out if your child qualifies by filling out the Application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten.

Applications are due by November 30 to:

Space is limited. We will test students’ academic skills and will grant placement based on eligibility and academic and social need.

Questions? Contact Lara Richardson at LaraR@ckschools.org or Jill Carlson at JillC@ckschools.org.