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Early Childhood

Early Childhood education typically encompasses children from birth to age 5.

Birth to 3 Years Old

The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program is an early intervention special education program that assists children under the age of 3 who have delays or disabilities.  This is coordinated by Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Racine County.  More information can be found at this link.

Children ages 3 to 5 not yet in kindergarten

Children, ages 3 to 5,  with delays or disabilities not yet in school can qualify for Early Childhood that is managed by Waterford Education Cooperative.  Reach out to the Cooperative to learn more about qualifications and procedures. 

Phone 262.534.4034 ext 3100

4-year-old and 5-year-old Kindergarten

All 4K and 5K students attend Washington Caldwell.  At times, a 4-year-old already enrolled in early childhood may stay in EC, but typically they attend WashCald.  4K is a half-day morning program (8:30 am to 11:30 am).  5K is a full day program (8:30 am to 3:40pm).  Both programs are open to ALL district residents as well as open enrollment students when space allows.