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Southwestern School District's Four-Year-Old Kindergarten program is designed to enhance your child’s social skills, self-image, and general school readiness skills. In order to be successful learners, cooperation, turn-taking, and problem-solving skills must be developed. We feel that it is important that our youngest students learn to feel confident in their ability to make choices, ask questions, and utilize their knowledge.


Our activities and lessons are designed to insure a developmentally appropriate, child-centered program. Although the curriculum is teacher-prepared, it is responsive to the children’s interests, needs, and levels of development.


We recognize that children learn primarily through play and meaningful experiences. Therefore, structured activities are coupled with free exploration at various “centers.” The centers reinforce pre-academic, language, fine-motor, gross-motor, and sensory skills, and focus around a theme or unit.

Elizabeth Pelegrin

4-Yr Old Kindergarten Teacher

  • This is my second year as a Southwestern Wildcat, but my fourth year teaching!

  • I previously taught 2-3 year olds at the UWP Children's Center. 

  • I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with minors in Social and Environmental Justice as well as Early Childhood Education. 

  • In my spare time I love to explore the outdoors with my family, read, garden, and do yoga. 

  • My teaching philosophy is fueled by children's curiosity, inquiry and enthusiasm in my classroom!  

Click here to fill out a form to enroll  your child in 4-year-old Kindergarten.

Angela Solverson

4-yr old Kindergarten Teacher

  • I grew up in the rural area of Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

  • I graduated from Southwestern High School.

  • I earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Viterbo University and a Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s in Minnesota.

  • I started teaching at Southwestern in 2021. 

  • I have three sons and one daughter.

  • I love to travel, bake, play games, and spend time with my family and friends.

  • I am so excited to be a part of the Southwestern Team. 

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