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Young Fives

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Our Program

The Young Fives program at the Greendell School is offered to children who are eligible for kindergarten but are not ready to enter kindergarten. The program is designed for children who exhibit signs of immaturity or youngness that may prevent them from succeeding in kindergarten and future school years. Our Young Fives students typically have June, July and August birthdays.

The Young Fives curriculum was designed specifically to prepare young children to be successful in kindergarten in all areas of their development especially focusing in on the social-emotional area. During the first five years of life, children’s development can vary greatly. Offering students this year as a ‘gift of time’ enables them to enter kindergarten fully ready.

The Young Fives application for 2023-2024 is now available. Families apply for the program and children are enrolled based on a demonstrated need. We have visitation days scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2022 and Friday, January 20, 2023. We will have a virtual Information Night on Wednesday, February 1. Families may sign up here to attend these events. In addition to completing a Young Fives application form, families must register their child with PAUSD. Registration for next year opens on January 12.

We will start our student observation process in mid February. 

If you interested in learning more about the Young Fives program or would like to obtain an application form, contact the Greendell School office or email Fiona Gersh.

Our Mission

For children:

  • To build confidence
  • To prepare them for kindergarten
  • To love learning and school

For families:

  • To understand  four and five-year-olds and their development
  • To be involved in their child’s education
  • To build community


Young Fives Schedule

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Extended Day (begins in mid-October)
  • Young Fives students attend extended day either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday from 12:30pm-1:30pm