Early Childhood

COMMUNITY EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

4-Year-Old Kindergarten (free)

  • For children who are 4 years old on or before September 1st
  • Half day programs held at several school district and community sites
  • SIGN UP HERE

Birth to 3 Program

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

Community Schools Preschool Playgroups (free)

  • For children ages 3-4 who are not yet 4K eligible
  • Parents drop off their children
  • Children do not need to be toilet trained
  • Meets for a few hours a couple days per week for 8 weeks
  • Currently held at CH Bird Elementary, Creekside Elementary, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church
  • SIGN UP HERE

Free Books

  • Free book mailed to the child every month from birth until age 5
  • Collaboration between Madison Reading Project and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
  • SIGN UP HERE

Head Start (free)

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

Home-Based Head Start Program (free)

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

Library Storytime (free)

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

Parks & Recreation Playgroups (small fee)

  • For children ages 3-4 who are not yet 4K eligible
  • Parents drop off their children
  • Meets for a few hours a couple days per week
  • Currently held at Token Springs Elementary and Meadow View Elementary
  • (608) 837-3449

Area Indoor Play Centers

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

*designates sites that are part of the SP4K program

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

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

Free drop-off preschool playgroups for children 3 or 4 years old who are not yet 4K eligible. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend any program.

  • CH Bird Elementary (preference given to Bird families)
    M/W from 10:15-11:45 AM or
    M/W from 1:00-2:30 PM
     
  • Creekside Elementary (preference given to Creekside families)
    M/W from 8:00-9:30 AM
     
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church (not affiliated with the church)
    T/R from 8:15-9:45 AM or
    T/R from 10:00-11:30 AM

To enroll, click here or scan below!