When Can I Enroll my Child in Kindergarten?
New Law Changes Kindergarten Entry-Age in California
The Kindergarten Readiness Act, signed into law in 2010, is a historic reform to kindergarten education that gives California an unparalleled opportunity to ensure that our state’s youngest children are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. The Kindergarten Readiness Act, SB 1381 by Senator Simitian, changed the kindergarten entry date from December 2 to September 1, so children enter kindergarten at age 5. The law phases in the new age requirement by moving the cutoff date one month a year for three years, beginning in the fall of 2012.
Children must be 5 years old on or by October 1, 2013 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year.
Children must be 5 years old on or by September 1, 2014 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.
Items Required to Enroll
If you are living with someone and do not have any of the required proof of address documents in your name, please provide the document in the name of the person with whom you live and include a letter written and signed my that person stating that you are living with him/her.
If your student currently has an IEP or 504 Plan, please bring it at the time of registration to expedite services.