Promise K is a free, full day early entrance kindergarten for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the upcoming fall. The program focuses on basic academic and social skills to help qualifying students get a jump start towards success in school. Students must demonstrate financial, academic and social-emotional needs and cannot be currently enrolled in another early learning program. Recruiting students and selecting school sites occurs in November/December. Screening students for eligibility occurs in January and schools sites are finalized based on enrollment.

Program dates and times, 2022:

Family conferences will be scheduled on Monday, Jan. 3 and Tuesday, Jan. 4, and the first full day of Promise K is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2022.

Promise K students attend daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and follow the district calendar; the last day of the 2021-22 school year is currently scheduled for June 17, 2022.

What is the Promise K screening?

The screening is an assessment used to determine your child’s development.

What happens during a Promise K Screening?

During the screening your child may draw, count, name colors, jump and will have fun!  Following the screening, you will have an opportunity to talk about the results and to ask any questions about your child’s development. The screening process usually takes about 15 minutes.

For more information, please contact:Kris Newberry at 360-676-6488.

Applications will be open soon for the 2022-23 school year.  Stay tuned!


Kris Newberry



Promesa K