Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for Kent County Children set for April


Kent County Public Schools has announced the dates for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for Kent County residents.

GALENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 410-810-2510 April 29, 2013
H. H. GARNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 410-778-6890 April 26, 2013
ROCK HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 410-810-2622 April 25, 2013
WORTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 410-778-2164 April 30, 2013

Children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2013 and who reside in Kent County, are eligible to apply for the prekindergarten program. Prekindergarten is a state-funded program for four-year-old children who are potentially at-risk of failing in school. The overall goal of the program is to provide learning experiences to help develop and maintain school readiness skills necessary for successful school performance. The program achieves this goal by providing developmentally appropriate experiences that address the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of young children.

The State of Maryland requires children to attend kindergarten before entering first grade. Children who are five years of age by September 1, 2013 must register for (if not currently enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten) and attend kindergarten before entering the first grade.

The following documentation must be provided for registration: the child’s birth certificate, the child’s immunization record, child’s Social Security card, proof of residence which includes one of the following: electric, gas, or water bill, property tax/real estate tax bill, lease or rental agreement, contract of sale, homeowners/renters insurance statement/policy, and proof of guardianship if not birth parent. Proof of household income is also required for Pre-K registration.

Parents having questions about registration are invited to phone their area elementary school. County residents are also asked to contact the school’s principal if they know of a child who should be enrolled but whose family have not received registration information.

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