Pre-K / K Program

The SCAIHS Preschool/Kindergarten Program is an arm of the Elementary Program fashioned for families with children ages 5 and under. Families enrolled in this limited-service program receive the SCAIHS Advantage newsletter, Little Learners Digest, and the SCAIHS member discount in the SCAIHS book store.



When do I have to register my child as a kindergartner?

You must register your child the school year in which he/she is five years of age on or before September 1.

If my kindergartner is ready for 1st grade level work, must he/she be registered as a “K5” student?

SCAIHS gives you an enrollment option:

  • Option 1:  You may enroll your child as a 1st grader, pay full membership fees, and complete full reporting requirements. Curriculum counseling, record keeping, and transcripts are some of the key benefits that accompany this option.
  • Option 2:  You may enroll your child as a “K5” student but teach him/her on the 1st grade level. By doing this, you eliminate paying the full membership fees and meeting the reporting requirements. We recommend, if you choose this option, that you keep records of your lessons and samples of your student’s 1st grade work. Then, the following year, your options with SCAIHS continue as you may enroll your child as either a 1st or 2nd grader.