Voluntary prekindergarten helps prepare children for success as they enter kindergarten by providing free, high-quality early childhood education opportunities to 4-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 prekindergarten serves 7,160 children throughout the state in 125 school districts and charter schools at 223 locations. Not all districts have voluntary prekindergarten. To learn if your school district or charter school has voluntary prekindergarten funding, please check the list provided below.
To learn more about a voluntary prekindergarten program, including information on how to enroll a child, please contact your local school district or charter school. Please note that each program will operate on different days, times, and schedules based on decisions by the local district or charter school.
District-view funding spreadsheet (Excel document)
Site-level compensatory revenue spreadsheet (Excel document)