Voluntary Prekindergarten

Voluntary pre-kindergarten helps prepare children for success as they enter kindergarten by providing free high-quality early childhood education opportunities for four-year-old children. Programs use play-based learning, coordinated transitions to kindergarten, parent involvement and family-centered program planning to create high-quality early learning opportunities that meet the needs of each child. Programs also offer free transportation. 
 
Voluntary pre-kindergarten serves 7,160 children throughout the state in 125 school districts and charter schools at 223 locations. Not all districts have voluntary pre-kindergarten. To learn if your school district or charter school has voluntary pre-kindergarten funding, please check the list provided below. 
 
To learn more about a voluntary pre-kindergarten program, including information on how to enroll a child, please contact your local school district or charter school. Please note that each voluntary pre-kindergarten program will operate on different days, times, and schedules based on decisions by the local district or charter school.