Pre-Kindergarten (4K) at DCS!

4K at DCS is our four-year-old pre-kindergarten day program.

Hours of operation are from 9:30am – 3:30pm and will coincide with the DCS calendar.

We are very excited to announce the opening of our four-year-old pre-kindergarten (4K) day program. We are finalizing the licensing through the Department of Human Services, and we plan to run the program through our Discovery Club program. Our 4K will coincide with the DCS calendar and include 172 student contact days, starting on September 1, 2020.

Because this program will be run under a pre-school license from Department of Human Services and not Minnesota Department of Education, we will move forward with 4K in the fall under the daycare safety guidelines for Minnesota during COVID, even if K-8 classes are online.

The Discovery 4K has been designed as a full-time program that includes structured pre-reading (Happily Ever After), math (Saxon), and social development curricula.

The 4K students will have access to the nutrition program. DCS will provide breakfast and a mid-morning snack. Lunch will be available to students who would like to participate. Meals/snacks will be served in the 4K classroom.

The 4Ks will not be required to wear DCS uniforms, but DCS wear will be available if parents wish to purchase any items.

The tuition for the year has been set at $ 5160.00 and can be paid in 10 monthly installments. The first month’s payment ($ 516.00) will be due August 15, 2020. This tuition has been set to provide a low cost opportunity for our 4K community and adequate funding for a self-sustaining program.

Requirement for enrollment: Students must be 4 years of age before September 1, 2020.

We want to provide 4K families a separate time for pick up and drop off. The drop-off time will be scheduled right after K-8 drop off, and pick-up times will be scheduled to be before K-8. 4Kers can be dropped off and picked-up with their older siblings. We will keep them in the Discovery Club for a few extra minutes in the morning.

The daily schedule will be determined by our licensed pre-k staff and the DCS administration.