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Transition to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! 

If you were unable to join us for the Welcome to Kindergarten program, you can watch this recording or this version with ASL. The slideshow presentation is also available.

A child must be 5 years old on or before January 1st of the academic school year to be eligible to attend public school in West Hartford. Most schools begin their kindergarten screening and orientation process between March and May for the next school year. If you are unsure as to which school year your child will attend, choose from the following:

  • use the interactive map that is linked on the Office of Residency page
  • call the Office of Residency at 860-561-6620

All parents/caregivers of incoming kindergarteners, please find important information in the Kindergarten Virtual Enrollment Packet.

The Kindergarten Virtual Enrollment Packet is your main resource in navigating the kindergarten enrollment process. There you will find important information and documents (several for you to complete). Please use this resource to access information regarding school registration, health forms, parent/caregiver orientation evenings, parent/caregiver questionnaires and much more!

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