School district announces free program for Renton 4-year-olds

The all-day Ready Kindergarten or Ready K will begin with the 2024-2025 school year and will follow the district’s calendar.

This fall, the Renton School District is offering a new school program for 4-year-old Rentonites called Ready Kindergarten, or “Ready K.”

This free full-day program will be available at elementary schools across the district from Monday to Friday and will follow the district’s calendar.

According to the school district, Ready K will focus on “essential academics, social emotional skills, and learning habits to support children’s kindergarten success.”

Prospective Ready K students qualify through a screening process which is based on financial, academic, social or emotional needs.

Other qualifications include:

• Child turns four on or before Aug. 31 of the current school year. If the child is five by Aug. 31, they can register for traditional Kindergarten.

• Currently live within the boundaries of the Renton School District.

• Child does not have access to high-quality learning experiences prior to Kindergarten.

To learn more, visit or contact Ebony Pattenaude, Director of RIZ Partnerships and Early Learning at or 425-204-2408.