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Madison Metropolitan School District

Jump Start to Kindergarten

All children who will be entering 5-Year-Old Kindergarten in fall of 2022 and did not attend the MMSD 4K Program, or who received a recommendation from their 4K teacher are invited to attend Jump Start to Kindergarten this summer!  

This free, fun 6-week program helps kids develop important kindergarten skills through play and exploration.  

Jump Start to Kindergarten operates according to the summer semester schedule, and students are eligible to attend the SREC (Summer Recreation and Enrichment Center) programming supervised by MSCR until 4:00 p.m.  

Help your child get a boost in early literacy and math. Rich learning opportunities focused on early literacy and math will help prepare children for kindergarten. Students count, sort, solve puzzles, write their name and explore books, art and science with their teachers and friends.

This program will be offered at all 10 of our elementary Summer Semester sites. Your home address will determine which site you attend. If you're not sure which school your address corresponds to, you can find that information by clicking the button below. You can reach the Summer Semester office at or by phone at 608-663-1914.


Transportation is provided for families who live at least 1.5 miles from their Summer Semester site. There are bus routes at the beginning of the day (8:00 a.m.) and at the end of the day (4:00 p.m.). There is no mid-day bus route. You will be able to sign up for transportation during the online enrollment process.


Breakfast is provided for all students at the beginning of the school day. If your child attends the SREC program in the afternoon, they will also receive lunch and an afternoon snack.

Nap time

Children will have rest time in the afternoon. For children who get tired by the afternoon, they will have the opportunity to take a nap. Other kids will have the option to read quietly or rest.

Outdoor time/large motor activities

Children will have the opportunity to play outside every day (weather permitting). This can include free play time on the playground, or organized games like tag or duck-duck-goose.