4-Year-Old Kindergarten

We are pleased to announce that our four-year-old kindergarten will now be full day and five days a week.  Following are some key benefits to transitioning to a full-day program from a half-day program:

Reduces Transitional Stress
Full-day 4K allows students to stay in the same facility rather than leaving half-day and attending another facility such as a daycare. Transitions are often difficult for young children.

Increases Familiarity with Routines and Expectations
When children attend school in one location and receive child care in another location, they must learn to follow routines and expectations that might differ.  For some young children, this lack of continuity is confusing and problematic.

Improves Student Learning
By exposing children to reading, math, and technology curricula at an earlier age, they will be better prepared to learn more difficult concepts when they enter kindergarten.  They will have the experience and familiarity that will continue to be a part of their education in the future.


You may escort your 4K child to the cafeteria between 7:15 a.m. and 7:50 a.m.  In order to do this, please sign in at the front desk and receive a visitor’s badge.  This allows us to know who is in the building so that we may keep all of our students safe.  After you drop your child off, we ask that you exit the building and do not remain the cafeteria as this might cause separation difficulties.  After 7:50, you will not be allowed to escort your child to the cafeteria because the students from kindergarten through fourth grade begin exiting the playground and filling the hallways.

The school day ends at 3:45 p.m. Children are picked up in the school theater. 


7:15-8:00 Breakfast (Optional)
8:00-8:15 Morning Announcements in the cafeteria
8:15-9:15 Creative Curriculum
9:45-10:30 Creative Curriculum
10:30-10:45 Recess
10:45-11:15 Lunch
11:15-12:15 Rest Time/Quiet Activities
12:15-2:00 Creative Curriculum
2:00-2:30 Recess
2:30-3:15  Creative Curriculum
3:15-3:30 Prepare for dismissal
3:45 Dismissal

Henry Perez


My name is Henry Perez. I grew up in inner-city Miami, in the Hispanic community and was raised by my mother and grandmother. I attended college at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, MI and obtained a Bachelors of Religious Education with a Major in Theology and an area of concentration in Education. I have minors in Communications and New Testament Greek. I did my internship in Egypt.


I have a Master’s of Arts in Theology from Miami Christian College. I have also obtained additional graduate training from Calvin Seminary and Trinity International University. I also attended Miami Dade College where I obtained numerous certifications in law enforcement topics.


Additionally, I was a faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice where I specialized in Human Diversity Training for law enforcement.  I authored a Trail Guide for the Calvinist Cadet Corps where I am a Certified Developer of Counselor Education. I have worked with children as a School Resource Officer and Children and Youth Minister.


I serve the Racine community as an Alderman and I am currently in my third term. My wife is a teacher at Racine Christian School and I have three sons, two daughters in law, and two grandchildren.


I believe all children can learn and need good training and role models. Education is one of the best ways to be successful in life. I believe that 21st Century Preparatory School is an excellent place to start and am happy to be given the opportunity to develop young minds here at the school.


I enjoy working with children and have attended numerous workshops and received additional training in classroom management. I recently served as a Priority School Teacher at Knapp Elementary School.


Amber Wolfe

My name is Amber Wolfe and I work hard to inspire children to dream big and to make those dreams come true. I believe that all children can learn, grow, and succeed. I believe that with a strong partnership between home and school children will soar to their fullest potential.


I do this by allowing children to explore, play, examine, and ask questions about the world around them. I guide them to expand their knowledge and to draw new conclusions. We learn that our ideas and opinions, not only matter but can make a difference in the world.  In my classroom, we learn about feelings, and fair play, with developmentally appropriate activities. We learn that being a good friend, and standing up for what is right is more important than doing what is popular.


Now a little about me.  This is my first full year here at 21 Century, but I have been teaching 4k for about 15 years. I have worked mostly with different Head Start programs and then came to 21 Century last January. I have three crazy dogs at home who are my whole world and four beautiful nieces and one high spirited nephew. I have no kids of my own, but I have been working with children in some capacity for over 20 years. I am active in my church leading the junior high youth group and other programs. I also am a member of several veteran organizations that help improve the lives of veterans.


I am looking forward to sharing your child with you this year. I believe together we can help your child aim for the stars and build the skill necessary to get there.