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Kindergarten Registration

It's Time to Register for KindergartenAlthough the start of the new school year seems a long way off, Kindergarten Registration begins in January and runs through May. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and our Success By 6 program know that beginning Kindergarten is an important milestone and a time that should be filled with happiness and excitement for the entire family. But, it can be very stressful if children and families are unfamiliar with the new setting. As part of the Kindergarten Registration experience, many schools offer orientation events such as school tours and "meet the teacher" programs for the children and their families. Once the children see the school for themselves and meet the teachers and support staff, any anxiety is often replaced by excitement and the whole family’s transition to Kindergarten is that much easier. Additionally, many Kindergarten Registration events include free health screenings such as hearing and vision to help identify potential difficulties the children might experience in school. But, the bottomline is quite simple: It is never too early to help ensure your child’s success in school!

What You Should Bring 

Because each school has different requirements, it is very important to check with your local school district for the documentation that is required for registration. You will need the following items to register your child for public school:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Current Immunization Record
  • Health History Form completed by parent/guardian (Obtain from the school at the time of registration.)
  • Proof of residency such as a driver's license or rental/mortgage agreement. (Each school district determines what type and how many proof of residency documents are needed to register your child. It is important to contact your local district for this information.)

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