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Transition to Kindergarten

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

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!

To learn more about Kindergarten in West Hartford, please view the Off to Kindergarten presentation originally shown on January 24, 2022.

A recording of the live Q & A portion of the Off to Kindergarten presentation can be found here.

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