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Early Learner Programs:
Pre-K and Kindergarten

Early Learner Programs:
Pre-K and Kindergarten

  • Register for Kindergarten Now!

    If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, please register for kindergarten! The process takes 20-30 minutes and school staff will follow up with you later in the summer. With schools closed, online registration is the easiest option, but paper registration packets are available at food pantry sites at 7 schools during the summer. You don’t need to register if your child attends a PPS Head Start or Pre-Kindergarten program or has an IEP.

    Watch Video: Welcome to Kindergarten!

    Online Registration Flyers

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Kindergarten Registration

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  • Are you interested in PPS Pre-K programs?

    Click to see application All PPS pre-kindergarten programs, including Head Start, give priority to low-income families. Eligibility can also depend on the neighborhood school you are assigned to based on your address. To be eligible for our pre-kindergarten programs, children must be at least 3 years old by September 1 of the enrolling year.

    For more information about program locations and eligibility, go to

    Apply online now!

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    Paper applications 

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  • Welcome to Kindergarten!

    This website shares information about kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year: 

    • Virtual Connect to Kindergarten

      Families of Kindergarten students are invited to watch a virtual, districtwide Kindergarten information session next Monday, August 31. A panel of principals, Kindergarten teachers, parents, and support staff will answer questions. The goal is to provide a welcoming and reassuring introduction to Kindergarten and encourage families to register and connect with their child’s school. 

      Below are language links for flyers. 

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    • Kindergarten Welcome Letter 
      A communication sharing what to expect in the run up to the first day of school. 
    • Frequently Asked Questions about Kindergarten
      Submit your questions to We will update this document regularly



Emily Glasgow
Robert Cantwell
Head Start Director
Nalota Hermes
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Jason Roepel
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Amparo Garcia-Yurchenco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Nancy Hauth
Student Success Program Manager
Francine Buker
PK Teacher on Special Assignment
Sierra Warren
Child Care Coordinator
Alison Beanblossom
Qualified Mental Health Provider
The Kindergarten Team

ABC's of Kindergarten

  • To order the ABCs of Kindergarten, a small booklet about starting school in PPS, order directly from the Print Shop. 
    Black and white or full-color option.           See Kindergarten Readiness tab for printable PDF in English or Spanish.


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