Young Fives "Begindergarten" Program

  • This program is designed to assist developmentally or chronologically "young" children develop readiness skills for kindergarten the following year. It is free to eligible families who reside in the Okemos Public School District. District transportation is not provided.

    Application for Begindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year will open on April 22 and will close on April 28.  Parents will be notified by May 1, 2020 regarding their spot.

    We will have a parent information night on April 21st at 6:00 PM at the Okemos Public Montessori at Central Library.

    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 call (517) 706-5402.