Enroll for Kindergarten Now!
If your child turns 5 by August 31, it's time to register for kindergarten.
Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines
Parents and families have a very important role as their child's first teacher. Children learn in different ways and at different rates. They come to school with varying skills.
Playing, reading, counting and talking together - in your home language - and helping your child learn some basic self-care skills will help him or her to be ready for school. Learn more about preparing for kindergarten.
Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process of connecting the adults in children's lives so that they can be ready to start school. Schools around the state began to implement WaKIDS in 2011, with additional schools joining yearly. In 2017-18, all of Washington's public elementary schools participated in WaKIDS, which includes 3 parts: