Kindergarten Readiness Information

Kindergarten


Change in Kindergarten Age Requirement
 - In June 2012, Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147) which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Previously, a student had to be five years old by December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation changed the "cut-off" dates and were gradually phased in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year.

For the 2016-2017 school year and beyond, children must be five years old by September 1st.

If the child is not eligible for enrollment and will be five years old by December 1st, the child's parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school.
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Learn more about the Early Childhood Programs offered in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Read the "Welcome to Kindergarten" handbook - This handbook will familiarize you with our kindergarten program. There are suggestions in the handbook that will prepare your child for a successful first day of kindergarten.

Learn Kindergarten Readiness tips, activities to do at home, a list of books to read to your child and some child-friendly websites

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Information to help your child with reading

Information to help your child with writing

Kindergarten Parent Roadmap supporting your child in mathematics

Kindergarten Parent Roadmap supporting your child in English language arts