On March 1, 2013, Kindergarten enrollment begins for the 2013-2014 school year. A child is eligible to begin Kindergarten if his/her fifth birthday falls on or before October 1, 2013. The enrollment process begins at your home or resident school.
Each school will also have a Kindergarten Round Up where you will have the opportunity to register your child. During the Kindergarten Round Up, parents are encouraged to enroll kindergarten-age children who are five (5) years of age on or before October 1, 2013. A Kindergarten Round Up schedule will be available at the end of February, 2013.
If your child turns 5 on or between October 2ndand December 2nd, your child is eligible to attend “Transitional Kindergarten.”
In 2010, California passed the Kindergarten Readiness Act, which gradually shifts the birthday cut-off for kindergarten enrollment:
- For 2013-2014 all children entering kindergarten must turn 5 on or before October 1.
- For 2014-2015 and beyond, all children entering kindergarten must turn 5 on or before September 1.
During the district’s Kindergarten Round Up or enrollment window, which begins in March for the 2013-2014 school year, you can enroll your child in Transitional Kindergarten (TK).
If you have additional questions or need more information, please call the school or Child Development Department at (831) 786-8270.