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Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment usually takes place in January of the year your student will begin kindergarten (school starts in August). When that time comes, parents/guardians will go to EnrollJeffco to learn about Jeffco's many schools, and use EnrollJeffco to pick a school. 

Most Jeffco neighborhood elementary schools offer full-day and half-day kindergarten programs, but confirm with a particular school first; some may not offer half-day programs. These kindergarten programs provide developmentally appropriate education for five and six year-olds. Review the Curriculum Guides to see what Jeffco kindergartners learn.

Visit the website of the school you are interested in for kindergarten registration details. Some schools offer parent information nights as well to explore the school environment and meet school staff. You can use the Select a School menu in the black bar in the top left of our website.


See EnrollJeffco and SchoolFinder to determine your neighborhood school and learn about other school options and programs, including charter schools.


Kindergarten Registration: Usually the January of the year your child will start school.

Students must be five or six years old on or before October 1 of the school year to enter kindergarten. Some gifted children may be granted early entrance to kindergarten.

Registration for kindergarten begins in January for the following school year. Check with your local school for details.

Forms required for registration (registration happens AFTER enrollment):

During registration, these forms should be provided to the school where your student will be enrolled.


Free Full Day Kindergarten starts Fall 2019

For the 2019-20 school year, Jeffco now offers free full-day kindergarten

Free full-day kindergarten was a campaign initiative from Governor Jared Polis and has been presented and signed as House Bill 19-1262 - State Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten.

Learn more about free full-day kindergarten


Please contact the school for specific kindergarten information. Use the Select a School menu in the black bar at the top left of our website.

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