Jump Start K

kindergarten studentsJump Start K is a FREE, 20-week program for kids who will start kindergarten in 2024. It helps students gain the skills and confidence they need to be ready for success in school. 

Qualifying students attend school full time from winter through the end of the school year. They ride the big bus, play at recess, eat lunch in the cafeteria, and participate in PE, music and library. Students play and learn skills, just as they will when they start school. And with an early start, they get familiar with the school routines and rules that can sometimes be stumbling blocks for early learners.  

Do We Qualify?

For the winter 2024 program, eligible families:

  • Live in Central Kitsap School District
  • Do not qualify for a state or federal programs (such as HeadStart)
  • No previous preschool experience (unless referred by preschool)
  • Have a child who will be 5 by Aug. 31, 2024
  • Have a child with an academic or social need (we will screen students for eligibility)


Registration for the 2024 program is now closed.

For more information on getting your child ready for kindergarten, check out resources on our Kindergarten pages.

Questions? Contact Lara Richardson at [email protected] or Jill Carlson at [email protected].

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