Enroll For Kindergarten Now!

If your child turns 5 by August 31, it's time to register for kindergarten.  Also, Open Enrollment for 2017 is Feb. 13-24. This is when you may request an option school or another neighborhood school within your attendance area. The school choice from will be available on Feb. 6, 2017. The deadline for turning in the form is February 24.

Visit our Register for Kindergarten webpage for more information.

Get a Jump Start on Kindergarten

Mark your calendar for Jump Start if your child will be starting kindergarten in the fall. This free transition-to-kindergarten program is offered at most Seattle elementary and K-8 schools. 

Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines

Parents and families have a very important role as their child's first teacher. Children learn in different ways and at different rates. They come to school with varying skills.

Our kindergarten readiness guidelines highlight some of the skills children need to be prepared for kindergarten in six developmental areas. Working together at home on the skills below will help your child to be ready for school.

  • Social and emotional maturity
  • Physical abilities
  • Language skills
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Literacy skills
  • Math skills
  • Knowledge of personal information

Learn more about preparing for kindergarten.

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