4K Wrap

Wisconsin Youth Company 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, indoor/outdoor active play, and planned projects based on the children’s interests.

Program Description

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.

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

In the interest of safety and quality programming staff are required to know the whereabouts of each child at all times. All program locations use an organization-approved system to track children within the program that includes knowing the location, names and number of children in attendance. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with this system and to discuss questions and concerns with the program supervisor.

Wisconsin Youth Company strives for the best 1:13 staff-to-child ratio in order to support quality programs while aligning with state licensing standards.

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 Company will provide sheets for rest mats. Rest items, including Wisconsin Youth Company’s provided rest sheet, 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 school lunch service or send a nut-free bag lunch that does not need to be not require refrigeration or microwaving, and that is nut-free.

4K Wrap Arrival and Departure

Each day a child arrives to the 4K wrap program, teachers are responsible for signing in the child on the attendance forms. At the end of program, children can either take the bus home or wait for an authorized pick-up person 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. If the last day of school is an early release, there will not be a 4K wrap program. All personal belongings will be sent home on the last day of 4K wrap.