Kindergarten Registration

Questions about Kindergarten?

Please note: Children must be 5 years old by September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten. Every child who is 5 years old by September 1 must be enrolled in a kindergarten program this fall or have an approved waiver.

All HCPSS elementary schools provide full-day kindergarten programs.

Learn how kindergarten offers a wide range of experiences to build a solid foundation for future student learning opportunities.

Transition From Pre-K To Kindergarten

Do I need to re-register my child?

You do not need to re-register your child for kindergarten if he/she is already enrolled as an HCPSS student in any Pre-K or RECC program. (Students attending the fee-based Learning Together Program are not yet enrolled and do need to register for kindergarten.)

What if my child is transferring schools?

If your child is transferring to a new school, his/her records including: registration, immunization, health, and report card information, will be sent automatically at the end of this school year. A letter, along with other kindergarten-preparation materials, will be provided to Pre-K parents by the end of February each year explaining the above process.

Are there any information events prior to starting kindergarten?

All of the elementary schools hold events in the spring or summer for incoming kindergarteners. Please contact your child’s school for more information. For a list of elementary school contact information, click here.

Waiver Form – Request To NOT Enter Kindergarten

Parents requesting a one-year waiver to defer entry to kindergarten, may obtain a form by calling the Office of Elementary Administration at 410-313-6609 or by downloading one of the forms listed below:

Additional Questions?

Contact the Office of Early Childhood Programs, 410-313-5693