Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 is eligible to start full-day kindergarten in August. To enroll a student, families should go to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and fill out a registration packet. Visit the online street directory to find your school, or call (859) 381-4315 for help.
The final sign-up window, open for grades K-12, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays Aug. 3-12 (the first day of school).
For questions, call the Pupil Personnel office at (859) 381-4130.
Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for young children and their families. The information below could help with the transition.
Countdown to Kindergarten
"Countdown to Kindergarten" spotlights the importance of early learning activities and family involvement in education while also providing residents with a range of entertaining programs. Thanks to the joint efforts of local organizations, children registered to start kindergarten in August have a summer full of free and low-cost activities to help them get ready for their first day of school.
- 2015 schedule of events
- Archived feature: Children's garden an apt classroom for 5-year-olds
- Initiative's history, including partners & funders
This late-summer informal orientation gets children and families into the school spirit! Parents can fill out paperwork, tour the school and meet other families and a few teachers. Meanwhile, school staff will screen children to assess their readiness for kindergarten. Don't panic if your child cannot do everything on the list. Simply start to introduce the new skills by embedding them throughout your daily routines -- counting bananas at the grocery store and finding words around the house that begin with certain letters. Remember, it's also important to work on your child's following directions, listening and getting along with others.
- Definition for school readiness (Governor's Early Childhood Task Force)
- Parent guides (Governor's Office of Early Childhood)
- Transition-to-school tips (PBS)
- Math is Everywhere (Sesame Street)
Expectations in FCPS
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- Each school has its own website, where you can find school supply lists, important dates and timely information. | List of elementaries
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is www.fcps.net/kindergarten