Kindergarten Registration Requirements

By state statute, children must be five years of age by 12:01 AM on September 1 in order to begin kindergarten that year. 
Parents must bring the following documentation when registering a child for kindergarten:

  • Original birth certificate (must be issued by the state or municipality -- NOT by a hospital)
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental or purchase agreement, or house deed; some schools require two forms of proof of residency)
  • Current immunization records – the required immunizations are:
    • Four DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus) including one on or after the fourth birthday
    • Three to four Polio (depending on type of vaccine), including one on or after the fourth birthday
    • Two MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) one MMR dose must be after the 1st birthday, the 2nd dose at least 28 days after 1st dose
    • Three Hepatitis B
    • Two Varicella (chicken pox) after 1st birthday with at least 28 days between the first and second dose
For more detailed information on immunization requirements, click here.

These are general guidelines; please contact your family physician, health clinic, or the school nurse at your child’s school for more specific information. Parents may begin the registration process without immunizations being up-to-date, but the child will not be placed with a teacher until the records indicate completion of all required immunizations.