Young Fives "Begindergarten" Program

  • The Okemos Public Schools Begindergarten program is designed for young 5 year-olds and prepares students for Kindergarten.  For more information, or to apply during the 2023 application window from March 18 at 8:00 AM until April 5 at 8:00 AM, please visit our Enrollment Information page.  Begindergarten is free to eligible families who reside in the Okemos Public School District. District transportation is not provided.

    A tiered lottery is conducted if more than 20 Okemos Public School residents apply, which gives preference to applicants whose 5th birthday falls between September 2nd and December 1st. Openings for older aged students with birthdates outside that range will be filled with a lottery of any remaining slots.

    For questions regarding Begindergarten, please email Kelly Sundeen, Principal at

    Begindergarten Information Presentation: WATCH VIDEO