Our Young Fives program meets five full days each week and is designed for children who need additional time and support to develop the skills needed for a successful kindergarten experience. The Young Fives curriculum provides appropriate social, emotional, physical and intellectual experiences to prepare children for success in school.
Parents interested in learning more about developmental expectations and readiness for their incoming Young Fives or Kindergarten aged child are invited to participate in an optional informational "Round Up".
June 7th & 8th at Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center
45 min time slots are available. See sign up form for more details.
Stay in the loop!
CCS has an app that has become a very helpful communication tool for district announcements. It will be important that you have the Caledonia Community Schools App downloaded on your phone to receive important updates over the summer and into the school year.
Our Young Fives Open House will be held in late-August during the afternoon and early evening. Details regarding format, specific times, and the date will be shared in mid-August via email to all enrolled families.
Arriving and departing from school
Young Fives students attend school according to the Caledonia Community Schools district calendar. They attend school five full days at the Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center. The start and end times for the 2021/22 school year are are 8:45 AM - 3:40 PM on full days.
2022-2023 Important Dates
Mid-August - Emails sent to families with classroom assignments
week of 8/15 - Fall Open House
week of 8/22 - First day of school
District Printable Calendar
2022-23 District Calendar (coming soon)
Our Young Fives student can either bring a lunch from home or order lunch from our school cafeteria. Please visit our food services website for more information.
What will my child learn in Young Fives?
If you have questions about enrollment for your child, please review our Young Fives Brochure for answers to the following frequently asked questions:
- Is Young Fives right for my child?
- What will my child learn in Young Fives?
- What is the difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten?
If you have questions or concerns, please fill out our Contact Us Form.
Young Fives 2021/22
Start and End Times
Monday - Friday 8:45am - 3:40pm
Half-Day Dismissal 12:00pm
Student Drop off Time
Please park in the lot next to the playground and wait with your child for the teachers to come out to collect the students. When the bus arrives is your cue that the teachers will be out in just a moment. If the bus has already left when you arrive, please sign your student in through the front office (entrance on Duncan Lake).