Early Education

Our Early Education program includes Head Start, Early Childhood for students identified with special needs, and 4K. These respective programs require students to be 3 or 4 years old on or by Sept. 1 to participate. The Early Education program is comprised of multiple separate programs that have been integrated into one large program. Every Early Education classroom follows the Creative Curriculum System® for Preschool for instruction and incorporates Second Step® to address social/emotional growth in preschool children.

In our program, play-based learning is not just a fun approach to school, it is a stepping stone to a long, successful academic career. Certified, highly qualified educators focus on teaching math and literacy skills while also focusing on the supportive development of social and emotional skills each day. Classrooms are multi-age where 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds work together in one room and may have children from a variety of programs in one room.

Additional programs, such as Second Step, or community resources may also be paired with the academic offerings of our Early Education program to ensure students and families are fully supported. Examples of this may include helping families access health and dental care, among others. Overall, the goal is to engage families early to help children achieve long-term success in school while also strengthening family-school partnerships that support students’ academic careers.

Rhonda Lopez
Principal of Chavez/Head Start Director


  • 4K Program: Serves families with children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1
  • Head Start: Services families with children who are 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 by providing resources and community outreach
  • Early Childhood (EC): Serves families with students who have special needs

Early Education Program Determination
Program Ages Fees Must Qualify Location to Register
4K 4 yrs. old • Purchase school supplies Material fee. Meals (If serving & not free/reduced)
• Milk for snack
• School activities
Must live in school attendance boundary or attend one of our many partner childcare centers. Our partner centers (Almost Home Academy, Here We Grow Academy, Kid’s Castle, Library Square, Growing Green) provide Kenosha Unified’s 4K curriculum for a half day and childcare before/after to meet your family’s needs. If you choose to send your child to one our partner centers, you will need to pay for the before/after childcare that is provided. Attendance Boundary School or Eligible Childcare Centers
Head Start 3 & 4 yr. olds • No fees charged to families that qualify Must meet Federal Income guidelines Chavez Learning Station –
6300 27th Ave. Kenosha
Early Childhood 3 & 4 yr. olds • School supplies
• Material fee
• Meals (if served & not free/reduced)
• Milk for snack School activitiesEXCEPTION: Child could also qualify for Head Start so all fees would be waived.
Disability must be identified & determined through an IEP Team evaluation and meet the criteria to receive these services.

(Sp. Ed. Dept.)

Attendance boundary school
Speech Impact 3 yr. olds • No fees
• Milk for snack
• School activities
Must be determined through an IEP Team evaluation to have an identified disability & meet the criteria to receive these services. Chavez Learning Station
6300 27th Ave. Kenosha
If interested in having child evaluated.