Benefits of Young Fives


The Young Fives Program

  • The goal of the Young Fives program is to offer
    students the "gift of time" to help prepare for
    a successful Kindergarten and school experience.
  • Enrollment is limited!  It is designed for, but not
    restricted to, children who turn five between
    June 1st and December 1st.  Students are
    selected based on parent request and a district
    screening process.
  • The Young Fives Program is held at select elementary
    buildings (Donley and Whitehills)
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Kindergarten or Young Fives? Similarities

Both full-day programs include:

  • Opportunities for students to build social- emotional, academic and creative learning
  • Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library
  • Lunch, recess, and all school assemblies
  • School wide support services and resources

The Benefits of the Young Fives Program

  • Provides the “gift of time” (Providing an additional year for students to develop at their own pace)
  • Offers smaller class sizes
  • Places greater emphasis on play and exploration
  • Designed, but not restricted, for children with June 1st – December 1st birthdays
  • The emphasis is placed on introduction and exploration, rather than mastery of kindergarten skills.