Enroll For Kindergarten Now!
If your child turns 5 by August 31, it's time to register for kindergarten. School choice or Option school applications will be accepted until May 31. Assignments will be mailed to families, but can also be viewed online by clicking here.
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.