Early Childhood


Here is a list of early learning opportunities in the Sun Prairie area. This list is provided for information purposes only and does not imply a district endorsement of all programs. Not all programs have connections to the Sun Prairie Area School District. This list is not a comprehensive list of all options, but is updated regularly.

Birth to 3 Program

  • For children from birth until their 3rd birthday who are suspected of having delays in development
  • (608) 273-3232

Head Start (free)

  • Free program for 3-and-4-year-olds whose families meet income requirements
  • Includes transportation, breakfast, and lunch

Home-Based Head Start Program (free)

  • Weekly home visit with transportation assistance
  • Child must be 3 years old to start

Library Storytime (free)

  • Geared toward ages 2 1/2-5, but all ages are welcome
  • (608) 825-0701

Community Schools Playgroups (free)

  • For children ages 3 or 4 who are not yet 4K eligible
  • Parents are encouraged to drop off their children
  • Meets for a few hours a couple of days per week
  • Locations vary (see right side of this page)


Child Care Centers/Preschools in the area (tuition costs vary by site)

*designates sites that are part of the SP4K program



Rebecca Penticoff
Early Childhood Program Manager
(608) 478-5178

Colleen Deal
Early Childhood Developmental Specialist
(608) 478-518


Free playgroup for children 3 or 4 years old who are not yet 4K eligible

Little Cardinals
Held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:30 AM

For more information or to sign up, click here or scan the code below.

Little Bluejays
Held at CH Bird Elementary
Mon/Wed 8:00-9:30 AM
Priority given to Bird Families

For more information or to sign up, click here or scan the code below.

little bluejays qr code