Starting kindergarten is a wonderful time for children and their families! Many exciting opportunities await with this first step into more formal schooling. Here are answers to some “frequently asked questions.” Please call your child’s school with more specific questions and concerns! They are there to help and support you through this important transition.
Is my child eligible for kindergarten?
In the state of North Carolina, your child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she turns 5 on or before August 31st.
How do I know which school my child should attend?
You can visit or call an elementary school close to your home and ask. Phone numbers are listed on this “It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten” brochure. (Spanish version)
You can also find out your school district by going online. Go to http://gis.catawbacountync.gov/school/ and type in your home address.
What do I need to bring to kindergarten registration?
Your child’s school will let you know what you need to bring for kindergarten registration. Typically, you’ll need: