Kindergarten Enrichment (KEEP39)


The Kindergarten Enrichment & Enhancement Program of District 39 (KEEP39) is an optional, fee-based, half-day kindergarten program offered to Central and Harper families during the 2020-2021 school year that provides extended-day enrichment experiences to kindergarten students. KEEP39 offers enrichment experiences to complement District 39’s half day kindergarten, thereby providing students with high-quality programming that extends through the end of the elementary school day.

KEEP39 Overview/Informational Flyer
KEEP39 Benefits Presentation

Why Participate in KEEP39?

KEEP39 is held in your child’s home school with your child’s peers under the supervision of certified D39 kindergarten teachers and specialists. All enrichment experiences are designed and led by D39 staff. As a result, KEEP39 provides your child with increased opportunities for socialization, play and social-emotional exploration in a familiar, low-stress setting.

In addition, KEEP39 offers the following benefits:

  • Expanded exploration in reading, writing, math, science and social studies
  • Nature-based experiences with access to the outdoor classroom
  • Increased comfort and familiarity with the kindergarten setting
  • Continuity of environment for your child
  • Increased transition convenience for families

KEEP39 Information and Schedule

A kindergarten day for a KEEP39 student begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. (In alignment with all D39 schools and academic programs, KEEP39 students are dismissed early on Fridays at 2:15 p.m.) Students enrolled in KEEP39 participate in half-day kindergarten with KEEP39 enrichment opportunities provided during the other half of the day.

KEEP39 includes the following:

  • Lunch/recess
  • Theme-based exploration through enrichment centers and stations
  • Nature-based experiences with access to the outdoor classroom
  • STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
  • Music, movement and cooperative games
  • Play-based enrichment opportunities

KEEP39 Eligibility

In its inaugural year, KEEP39 is offered to families that live within Harper and Central Elementary School boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year. (You may use this unofficial school locator to confirm which school your child will attend).

KEEP39 will be offered to McKenzie and Romona families during the 2021-2022 school year pending the evaluation and success of the program during the 2020-2021 school year.

Space Reservation Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $587.27 is due by January 31, 2020 in order to guarantee a spot in the KEEP39 program for the 2020-2021 school year. Deposits can be paid online or via check.

KEEP39 Fee / Payment Information

The total fee for the 2020-2021 school year is $6,460 per student.

After the initial deposit is made, the remaining balance due of $5,872.73 can be paid in full by August 10, 2020.

For your convenience, we are also offering an installment payment plan. After the initial deposit is made, ten (10) equal installments of $587.27 will be due on the 10th of each month, starting in August and going through May. In order to take advantage of the payment plan, a payment method must be kept on file with the district, and D39 will automatically charge that method each month. Payments must be received by the due dates in order for a child to continue participation in the program. Inability to collect fees will result in discontinued participation in the program.

Financial Assistance Available

Financially eligible families may apply for a fee waiver. Financial assistance information can be found on the Financial Assistance page.

Program Enrollment

Families of eligible students residing within Central and Harper district boundaries are invited to enroll for KEEP39 as part of kindergarten enrollment. The enrollment window opens on January 13, 2020 and closes on January 31, 2020.
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