Junior Kindergarten is a free, full day program, with daily routines for students, that allows children to become familiar with the structure and format of a school day while developing critical skills for elementary school. Students who attend will most often enter formal kindergarten the following year. The classes are currently located at Grayson and Haviland Elementary Schools. Transportation may be provided in most areas.
Students develop and grow at different rates. Junior Kindergarten enrollment is not based on academic criteria but rather is for students who need more time to mature and develop. If your child has a late birthday (June, July, or August) and you believe your child would benefit from an additional year, our Junior Kindergarten may be the perfect option for your family! Additionally, the State of Michigan has changed the entrance age for kindergarten to September 1st. If your child’s birthday is between September 2nd and November 30th, but you feel beginning his/her formal educational journey is the right choice, then Junior Kindergarten may be a perfect option for your family.