Kindergarten art

Kalama School District is now enrolling Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Little Nooks Preschool students for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration opened on Monday, March 27. 

Families with children who are five years of age by August 31, 2023 and who reside in the district are eligible to register for full-day kindergarten. Kalama School District’s kindergarten program provides young learners with the opportunity to develop essential social, emotional and problem-solving skills, preparing them for success in later grades and life.

Families with children who are four years of age by August 31, 2023 and who reside in the district are eligible to register for the district's Transitional Kindergarten program. Also known as "TK" or "Junior Kindergarten," Transitional Kindergarten is a no-cost, full-day early learning program designed to prepare four-year-olds for the transition to Kindergarten. 

Finally, families with children between ages three and five years old (by August 31, 2023) have the option to register for the district’s fully-inclusive preschool program, LIttle Nooks Preschool. The fee-based program is offered twice a day (morning/afternoon), four days a week (M-Tu-Th-Fri.). Teachers in the program utilize hands-on activities and fun learning exercises to help prepare children socially and academically for Kindergarten.

To register for any of the programs mentioned above, families will need to provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate as well as current immunization records. Registration packets can be picked up at the Kalama Elementary School office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days.

Families can learn more about the district’s early learning and Kindergarten offerings during an open house “Round-Up” event on Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 4 to 6:30 pm. Attendees will be able to visit classrooms, meet the teachers, and get questions answered. Families are asked to contact the school office at 360-673-5207 to RSVP.

For more information 

Kalama Elementary School is located at 549 China Garden Road in Kalama. The school can be reached at (360) 673-5207.