Kindergarten Readiness Information

Kindergarten Readiness Information

When many parents try to prepare their children for kindergarten, they focus on trying to teach the same skills the child will be learning in kindergarten. They may drill the child in how to count and say the alphabet. They may play regular exercises in which the child demonstrates an understanding of colors, sizes, and shapes.

What often gets lost in this academic approach to kindergarten readiness are opportunities for informal learning everyday-learning about relationships, feelings, and about objects and their representations. There are many different types of learning such as learning about cause-and effect relationships, learning through trial and effort, learning through logical or deductive reasoning, and learning what's different and what's the same.

The best way to prepare children for kindergarten is to encourage the child's curiosity and learning in many ways, about many things.

To register your child for Kindergarten in Davidson County Schools, please follow the steps below:

1. To attend a school within the Davidson County School district, you must live in the geographical boundaries of the school district. The school district does not accept any out-of-district students, even on a tuition basis.

2. Registration is held in the spring of each year. A child entering Kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31 of the year he/she is presented for enrollment.

3. Parents of incoming kindergarten students should print and complete the below kindergarten registration materials and take them to the elementary school in your neighborhood where your child will enroll. Please refer to the school website or call the school for more details and more information concerning enrollment dates and times.

4. Bring to the school: (click Kindergarten registration tab, to the left of this page, for forms)
  • Completed Davidson County Schools: K-12 Enrollment/Registration (English) or Escuelas Del Condado Davidson: Inscripcion Grados K-12 (Spanish)
  • Completed NC Health Assessment Form
  • Immunization (shot) record signed by the physician (click here for NC immunization requirements)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Parent's ID
  • Two proofs of residency (utilities, water, gas, electric, or telephone bill)
  • IEP (if applicable)
5. When you visit the school, you will be given an appointment between mid-April and mid-May for kindergarten screening.

If you have questions, please call the school office where your child will be enrolling.