Junior Kindergarten is a free educational opportunity for families who have a student who is eligible to attend kindergarten based on age but do not believe their child is ready emotionally, socially, and/or academically for the rigor involved in a Kindergarten classroom.

Students must be 5 by September 1st of the current school year to participate in our SFSD Junior Kindergarten program. We have 3 locations with 2 programming options for enrollment. Please contact the school that you would like to enroll your student in.

There are 2 Models:

1. Half (1/2) day program

  • An academic classroom program at no cost.

2. Full day program

  • An academic classroom program and an extended enrichment program, provided by Jr. Kids Inc.
  • The half (1/2) day academic program is free, but there is a cost to enroll in Jr. Kids Inc.

Our Locations

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Harvey Dunn
Susan B. Anthony
John F. Kennedy
Harvey Dunn Elementary
2400 South Bahnson Ave.
Sioux Falls SD, 57103

½ day Academic (AM or PM)

AM: 8:00 to 10:45
PM: 12:00 to 2:45
No Jr. Kids Inc. option.

Susan B. Anthony Elementary
2000 South Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

½ day Academic (AM or PM)

AM: 8:00 to 10:45
PM: 12:00 to 2:45
Option to add Jr. Kids Inc. for the opposite part of the day.

John F. Kennedy Elementary
4501 South Holbrook Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

½ day Academic (AM or PM)

AM: 7:50 to 10:35
PM: 11:50 to 2:35
Option to add Jr. Kids Inc. for the opposite part of the day.

Cost

Junior Kindergarten is a free program. If you wish to extend your student's day into Jr. Kids Inc. there is a cost based on your lunch status with Child Nutrition through the SFSD. The rates cover (1) week of Jr. Kids Inc. and are per child.
*Proof of eligibility is required.

  • Regular Lunch Rate: $30.00
  • Reduced Lunch Rate: $15.00 *
  • Free Lunch Rate: $5.00 *

Breakfast and Lunch

Students can participate in the breakfast and lunch program

Busing

Students are able to ride the bus if they are in the Susan B. Anthony or John F. Kennedy (south of 57th St.) attendance areas. There is no bussing available for Harvey Dunn.

If your child meets the criteria, we would welcome them to one of our 3 Junior Kindergartens. Please fill out the application to start the registration process or contact Heidi Kruse with questions.

Heidi Kruse
P: (605) 367-7943
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