La Crosse Pre-K enrollment begins Wednesday

Preschool program free to any eligible child

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The next school year doesn't start until September, but parents in La Crosse looking to start their four year old need to start thinking about it next week.

Enrollment goes from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hogan Administrative Building, 807 East Ave. S., Room 106 in La Crosse. The date was pushed back from Monday.

To be eligible, the prospective student must turn four by September 1 and live within the School District of La Crosse.

This year, there are 16 sites hosting a program, but if you're looking to get into a certain location, school officials say you should sign up early.

The sites that are tentatively established for the 2014-2015 school year are:

Congregational Preschool, 2503 Main St.
Coulee Children's Center, 2935 East Ave. South
Child First South La Crosse,3710 East Ave. South
Emerson Elementary,2101 Campbell Road
Gundersen Health System Child Care, 700 Bennora Lee Court
Hamilton Family Learning Center, 1111 South 7th St.
(Accommodations available for combination Hamilton preschool & Head Start)
Hintgen Elementary, 3505 S. 28th St.
La Crosse Montessori Preschool, 1818 Redfield St.
North Woods International, N2541 Sablewood Rd.
Northside Elementary, 1611 Kane St.
Spence Elementary, 2150 Bennett St.
State Road Elementary, N1821 Hagen Road
Summit Environmental, 1800 Lakeshore Dr.
Toddle Inn Day Care, W2637 Hwy 33
YWCA Child Center, 419 N. 9th St.
Coulee Montessori, 1611 Kane St.

"Typically we enroll almost half of our students that we have in the fall within the first week or two of enrollment, everyone's anxious to know where their slot will be with a two-and-a-half hour program, we have lots of daycare needs that people have for the other part of the day," says Mark White, the preschool supervisor.

To register you will need a copy of the child's birth certificate and proof of residency. Sign up by stopping at the Hogan Administrative Building during business hours or by calling (608)789-7006.

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