Kindergarten Enrichment (KEEP39)

Overview

The Kindergarten Enrichment & Enhancement Program of District 39 (KEEP39) is an optional, fee-based, half-day kindergarten program. KEEP39 offers enrichment experiences to complement District 39’s half day kindergarten, thereby providing students with high-quality programming that extends through the end of the elementary school day.

During the 2020-2021 school year, District 39 was able to 
offer extended-day enrichment experiences to Central and Harper Elementary School kindergarten students.  

For 2021-2022 Information -- Please revisit this page for updated KEEP39 information.  Planning is under way!

KEEP39 Overview/Informational Flyer
KEEP39 Benefits Presentation

Why Participate in KEEP39?

KEEP39 is held in your child’s home school with your child’s peers under the supervision of certified D39 kindergarten teachers and specialists. All enrichment experiences are designed and led by D39 staff. As a result, KEEP39 provides your child with increased opportunities for socialization, play and social-emotional exploration in a familiar, low-stress setting.

In addition, KEEP39 offers the following benefits:

  • Expanded exploration in reading, writing, math, science and social studies
  • Nature-based experiences with access to the outdoor classroom
  • Increased comfort and familiarity with the kindergarten setting
  • Continuity of environment for your child
  • Increased transition convenience for families

KEEP39 Information and Schedule

A kindergarten day for a KEEP39 student begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. (In alignment with all D39 schools and academic programs, KEEP39 students are dismissed early on Fridays at 2:15 p.m.) Students enrolled in KEEP39 participate in half-day kindergarten with KEEP39 enrichment opportunities provided during the other half of the day.

KEEP39 includes the following:

  • Lunch/recess
  • Theme-based exploration through enrichment centers and stations
  • Nature-based experiences with access to the outdoor classroom
  • STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
  • Music, movement and cooperative games
  • Play-based enrichment opportunities

 

KEEP39 Eligibility

You may use this unofficial school locator to confirm which school your child will attend).

Program Enrollment

Families of eligible students are invited to enroll for KEEP39 as part of enrollment. The enrollment window opens on March 8, 2021 and closes on March 19, 2021.
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