Please note: families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).
Wisconsin Youth offers 4K wrap programs for young learners to have opportunities to explore, create, and nurture their academic and developmental skills. Children must be four years old by the first day of attending school. 4K wrap programs are convenient and flexible for family’s’ schedules. Classrooms are in the school buildings, making transitions easy for the children. Daily activities consist of group time, stations, group games, outdoor active play and planned projects based on the children’s interests.
Licensing and YoungStar
State licensing standards are available for review at each licensed 4K wrap location. The terms of applicable licenses and any licensing violations are posted within the program. Our 4K wrap programs participate in YoungStar, a quality rating system implemented by the state of Wisconsin.
Supervision and Staffing
Wisconsin Youth strives for the best 1:13 staff-to-child ratio in order to support quality programs while aligning with state licensing standards. All 4K staff working with children are trained on all Wisconsin Youth policies and procedures. Along with completing additional continuing education training annually, our 4K wrap staff meet all required background, health and orientation requirements that are mandated by Department of Children and Families (DCF).
What to Bring to 4K Wrap
Throughout the children’s day in the 4K wrap program, there are a few items needed to be brought into the program. Children may bring a small pillow, blanket, comfort toy for rest time. Wisconsin Youth will provide sheets for rest mats. Rest items will be sent home regularly to be washed and returned to program. Parents will send extra clothes for the child to be kept at program. Depending on the school, Parents many sign-up for hot lunch or send a nut-free bag lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or microwaved.
4K Wrap Arrival and Departure
Each time the child arrives to the 4K wrap program, teachers are responsible for signing the child in on the attendance forms immediately each day upon entering the classroom. At the end of program children can either take the bus or an authorized person aged 18 years or older specified on the registration form who presents photo identification may pick them up in the classroom. Where applicable, 4K children are escorted to their classroom. Staff may not be used as an authorized pick-up or drop-off persons. Program staff are not permitted to transport children from our programs in their personal cars.
If Parents authorize their child to arrive independently (by walking or biking, including walking from the parking lot) to program, they must indicate an arrival time when registering. Parents must call program staff on the program site phone if their child will be arriving later and/or departing earlier.
Early Release Days
On scheduled early dismissal dates as listed on the school calendar, 4K wrap programs may be held if the school’s 4K class is occurring. Children not regularly enrolled on the days of early dismissal may request an added day for an additional fee, if space is available. Please note: lunch is not included. Please send a
nut-free bag lunch that does not require refrigeration or microwaving.
Last Day of School
If there is no 4K class held on last day of school, there will be no 4K wrap program. All personal belongings will be sent home on the last day of 4K wrap.
4K Wrap Fee Structure
Wisconsin Youth 4K wrap programs correspond with school district calendars and fees are based on operation costs for the entire school year. Our weekly fees are calculated based on the annual expenses of hours of program, number of days, facility fees charged by each district and support expenses. Winter and spring break periods are not included in this calculation. Current fees for specific sites are available on the Before and After School Programs page on our website, under the fees and payment schedule. Weekly fees are consistent through the school year and do not change based on early release days, non-school days or holidays. Fees will not be pro-rated for missed days, non-school days, holidays, school closures (due to weather or other reasons) or schedule changes that don’t coincide with billing period start dates. There will be no additional fees for early release days in which your child is regularly scheduled. Billing periods are bi-weekly. payment is due on the Monday prior to the start of each bi-weekly billing period.
A 2.5% semester discount is available for Parents paying an entire semester’s fees in advance by the due date on the payment schedule. This pre-payment may be made for one or both semesters. The discount for the pre-payment only includes tuition fees for the regular enrollment schedule. The pre-payment may not be used for all day and break program, added day or any other fees; payment of these fees will be due separately, if applicable. Pre-payment must be made for all children on the account in order to receive the discount. Semester discount pre-payments are estimated payments according to the school year calendar available at the time. Parents who make this pre-payment and increase their enrollment schedule afterwards may be required to submit an estimated pre-payment at the time of the schedule change in order to continue to receive the discount. Parents who withdraw or drop days from their child’s enrollment schedule will receive a refund.
4K wrap program fees do not include a second child discount.