To register your child, contact your child's school to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. School staffing is based on enrollment numbers and staffing can be adversely affected by late registrations.
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.
Questions about Kindergarten?
All HCPSS elementary schools provide full-day kindergarten programs.
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 transfering 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:
Contact the Office of Early Childhood Programs, 410-313-5693