Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 is eligible to start full-day kindergarten in August. To enroll a child, families should go to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and fill out a registration packet. Note: If schools are closed because of bad weather, then registration is canceled as well.
For questions, call the kindergarten office at (859) 381-4105 or 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.
This late-summer informal orientation gets children and families into the school spirit! You might fill out paperwork, tour the school and meet other families and a few teachers. Meanwhile, school staff will administer the FCPS Learning Check Screener to your child.
This skill sheet focuses on pre-reading and pre-math skills. 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.
Expectations in FCPS
Did you know?
- Each school has its own website, where you can find school supply lists, important dates and timely information.
- The Governor's Early Childhood Task Force developed a definition for school readiness.