~ Kindergarten Requirements
Age of Entrance
A student enrolling for kindergarten must be five years of age on September 1 of the school in which admission is requested.
If the student does not meet the age requirements for kindergarten, please explore our early childhood programs. See School Board Policy 549 for more information about age of entrance requirements.
Early Entrance To Kindergarten
A student who becomes five years of age on September 2 through November 1 of the school year for which admission is required may enroll in kindergarten based upon successful completion of the Early Entrance to Kindergarten process.
The Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application must be received at the Enrollment Center by 3:30pm on APRIL 15, 2014. The Enrollment Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm.
Early Childhood Screening
Screening is required prior to entering kindergarten and includes a check of your child's vision, hearing, and developmental progress. ISD 279 offers free screening at Arbor View Early Childhood Center, 9401 Fernbrook Lane, Maple Grove; and Willow Lane Early Childhood Center, 7020 Perry Ave. N. Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Please call 763-391-8776 to schedule an appointment.
Minnesota’s immunization law requires written proof that kindergartners have been immunized against the following diseases:
- diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT)
- measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- varicella (or history of chickenpox disease)
- polio (OPV and/or IPV)
- hepatitis B
If you have questions about immunizations, please call your physician or the Enrollment Center at 763-585-7350.
Proof of Residency
You must show proof of residency when you register your child.