• Families & Communities (3 - 8 Years of Age):
    K-Registration

  • Going to Kindergarten is a big step for you and your child. 

    Students must be five-years-old by August 31st of the current school year to attend kindergarten in Delaware.

    Prepare to register in the winter before your child’s kindergarten start! Remember kindergarten registration deadlines vary per school, so please check with your local school district for specific timelines.

  • Steps to Kindergarten Registration

    Please follow these steps to register your child for kindergarten:

    Step 1: Locate Your School

    Use the online School Feeder Search to locate your feeder school district (district based in your neighborhood) and local elementary school.

    Even if you decide to participate in the School Choice process later, you will need to register with your feeder pattern elementary school first.

    Step 2: Gather Required Documentation

    You will need to gather several documents before you can enroll your child in kindergarten.

    First, contact your local elementary school to request the required registration paperwork from your school. Refer to the checklist linked here in English and Spanish for a detailed list of general required documentation.

    Step 3: Follow District / Charter Specific Information

    View the chart below for specific charter / district information to register your child for kindergarten.

    District / Charter Kindergarten Registration

    Information below provided for the 2019-2020 school year

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    What does the registration process look like? Significant Registration Dates Who do I contact for help? Quick links to registration forms Supports for non-English speaking families during registration

    Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School  [Top ↑]

    1. Apply via the School Choice Application
    2. On February 28th, families receive the invitation to attend
    3. Families have until March 15th to accept the invitation to attend 4. Once accepted, families complete the registration packet in-person at the school and submit documentation: birth certificate, proof of address, parent/guardian photo ID, physical and immunization records.
    Registration open November 5, 2018 until January 9, 2019. 302-351-8200 (Ext 125)
    4403 Lancaster Pike #26
    Wilmington, DE
    19805

    Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School Student Registration Form Link

    Academia Antonia Alonso School Choice Application Link

    As an English and Spanish dual-language school, all forms and communication to families are available in both languages.

    Academy of Dover Charter School [Top ↑]

    1. Apply via lottery before January 9, 2019 (11:59pm)
    2. Notification of Invitation Status (February 28, 2019)
    3. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 15, 2019).
    This registration process begins November 5, 2018 at 8am. 302-674-0684
    104 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE 19904
    Academy of Dover Charter School School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students to receive services from an ESL teacher every week.

    Appoquinimink School District [Top ↑]

    1. Complete the online registration form which is turned into the feeder school or families can attend the registration kick-off November 19-20 th and December 4th at Alfred G. Waters Middle School
    2. Submission of documents (e.g. medical paperwork).
    Registration kick-off November 19, 2018. 302-376-4128
    118 South Street, Odessa, DE 19730
    Appoquinimink School District Registration Website Link English Language Learners (ELL) teachers and interpreters for activities and events to support families. In house English as a Second Language (ESL) program available.

    Brandywine School District [Top ↑]

    1. Check the address for the assigned feeder school.
    2. Contact the feeder school to make an appointment to register.
    3. Provide all required documents at registration.
    4. Families meet with the school nurse to provide needed paperwork and share any medical needs.
    Registration begins January 22, 2018 until the first day of school in August. 302-793-5000
    1311 Brandywine Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19809
    Brandywine School District Student Registration Requirements, Guidelines and Procedures Link Interpretation is available for non-English speaking families. Para ayuda en espanol 302-793-5014.

    Caesar Rodney School District [Top ↑]

    The registration appointment typically takes about 30-60 minutes. During the appointment, the school will make copies of all the documents families bring for registration. While families complete paperwork, all students will be screened for any developmental disabilities. April 8, 2019. 302-335-5039
    11 E. Walnut St, Magnolia, DE 19962
    J.R. Mcilvaine Early Childhood Center Registration Website Link Inquire directly.

    Campus Community Charter School  [Top ↑]

    1. Lottery held
    2. Based on lottery results, invitation for students to register. (As more positions become available, more students are invited to register)
    3. Students are given 5 working days to return enrollment paperwork.
    Lottery held in January and registration starts in February. 302-736-0403
    350 Pear Street, Dover, DE 19904
    Campus Community Charter School Admissions Policy and Lottery/Enrollment Procedures Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing done on a case by case basis. A Spanish-speaking teacher serves as a translator.

    Cape Henlopen School District [Top ↑]

    Families can call the school directly to set up an appointment. Families can choose from one of three dates to set-up an enrollment appointment. Registration appointments in early February through March; afterwards, ongoing walk-ins. 302-645-6686
    1270 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
    Cape Henlopen School District Kindergarten Registration Guidance Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Spanish-speaking staff are available to translate for families.

    Capital School District [Top ↑]

    Families go to the feeder school and are given a registration packet to complete. Registration begins November 1, 2018 and ongoing from that date. District registration and screening events start in mid-March. 302-672-1500
    198 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19904
    Capital School District Registration Website Link Bilingual staff to help non-English speaking families with kindergarten registration. Capital (South Dover Elementary) also offers free language classes to families whose first language Is not English.

    Charter School of New Castle  [Top ↑]

    Two options are available:
    Option 1: Visit school website and click on Enroll
    Option 2: Visit school directly and schedule tour.
    Registration ongoing. Contact the Enrollment/Office Manager
    170 Lukens Drive New Castle, DE 19720
    Charter School of New Castle School Choice Application Link Inquire directly.

    Christina School District [Top ↑]

    Families register at the schools directly. Registration beings November 2018. 302-552-2618
    600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Christina School District Registration Website Link Inquire directly.

    Colonial School District [Top ↑]

    Families go to the school of interest and meet with the school secretary. Families can also register at the Kindergarten Carnival in the fall before the start of kindergarten. Students enrolled in CEEP (Colonial’s preschool program) are automatically enrolled in Colonial’s kindergarten. Registration begins fall 2018, almost a full year before the student enters kindergarten. 302-323-2700
    318 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720

    Colonial School District Feeder Patterns Website Link

    Colonial School District Enrollment and Registration Website Link

    Inquire directly.

    East Side Charter School [Top ↑]

    Families go to the school to finalize paperwork and complete registration documents. Registration begins November 2018. 302-762-5834
    3000 Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
    East Side Charter School Choice Application Link Translated forms for families are available.

    Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School [Top ↑]

    1. Families complete application
    2. School reviews application
    3. Families sign enrollment forms.
    N/A 302-778-1101
    2200 North Locust Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
    Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Registration Application Link In house English as a Second Language (ESL) program available.

    First State Montessori Academy [Top ↑]

    1. Apply via lottery. If requested, paper applications are available.
    2. If offered a spot, families fill out a registration form and the intent to enroll form to secure a spot. If there are more students than spots a lottery is conducted and a waitlist is created.
    Registration is in February 2019 until all available slots are filled. 302-576-1500
    1000 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    First State Montessori Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available.

    Indian River School District [Top ↑]

    Families contact the home school and register their student. Registration is year-round. 302-436-1000
    31 Hosier Street, Selbyville, DE 19975
    Indian River School District Registration Packet Link Translators are available for families.

    Kuumba Academy Charter School [Top ↑]

    1. Apply via lottery before January 9, 2019 (11:59pm)
    2. Notification of Invitation Status (February 28, 2019)
    3. Families notify school of acceptance decision (March 15, 2019).
    This registration process begins November 5, 2018 at 8am. 302-660-4750
    1200 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Kuumba Academy Charter School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

    Lake Forest School District [Top ↑]

    Attend kindergarten registration event (approximately 30 minutes) with correct documentation. Registration events are April 8, 2019 through April 12, 2019. 302-284-3020
    5423 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE 19943
    Lake Forest School District Registration Flyer Link Inquire directly.

    Las Americas ASPIRA Academy [Top ↑]

    Applications must be received by school choice. If the applicants exceed the number of spots then a lottery is held. Registration begins in early November. 302-292-1463
    326 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE 19711
    Las Americas ASPIRA Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

    Laurel School District [Top ↑]

    Kindergarten registration is organized for families to visit multiple stations. Each family will travel from station to station meeting with the counselor, nurse, secretary, and the transportation department. Several kindergarten teachers attend to meet and greet incoming families. Each student is assigned an appointment time to attend a screening in the month of May. During the screening students are assessed using the Speed DIAL-4. They also receive a vision screening. Registration events are April 10, 2019 and April 11, 2019 at North Lauren Early Learning Academy (4pm-7pm). Families may stop by to pick up an enrollment packet prior to these dates to begin completing the required documents. 302-875-6100
    1160 South Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956
    The enrollment packet including a checklist of required documents is located on The Laurel School District website under the heading “Parents & Students” Registration. Lauren School District Registration Website Link Translators are in attendance during both evening registration sessions to assist non-English speaking families throughout the registration process.

    Milford School District [Top ↑]

    1. Call 422-1650 to schedule a date and time
    2. Attend appointment with required documents and meet with secretaries and nurses. The student will be screened at this time.
    Select appointment dates starting March 1, 2019 through June 12, 2019. Morris Early Childhood Center 302-422-1650
    8609 Third Street, Lincoln, DE 19960
    Milford School District Registration Website Link Translation supports are provided for families registering. English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house Spanish Immersion Program available.

    MOT Charter School [Top ↑]

    Families register with their Resident School District prior to submitting a choice application . Registration dates vary – dependent on applicant Resident School District. Families are asked to contact their Resident School District for specific dates and requirements MOT Charter School Choice Application Link Inquire directly.

    Newark Charter School [Top ↑]

    1. Pre-register at feeder school
    2. Apply via lottery before January 9, 2019 (11:59pm)
    3. Families who are conditionally accepted through the lottery formally register anytime between February 5, 2019 to March 15, 2019.
    Lottery opens November 5, 2018 at 8am.

    Registration is through February 5,2019 through March 15, 2019.

    302-369-2001
    2001 Patriot Way, Newark, DE 19711
    Newark Charter School Choice Application Link Staff members/family volunteers serve as translators for Spanish-speaking families.

    Odyssey Charter School [Top ↑]

    1. Pre-register at feeder school
    2. Apply via lottery before January 9, 2019 (11:59pm) with a selected preference for Odyssey Charter School
    3. Students meeting Odyssey Charter School requirements (live in State of DE and are 5 years old by August 31, 2018) have their applications forwarded to the lottery 4. Notification of Invitation Status (February 28, 2019) based on lottery rankings.
    This registration process begins November 5, 2018 at 8am. 302-516-8000
    4319 Lancaster Pike #20, Wilmington, DE 19805
    Odyssey Charter School Admissions Website Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available. English as a Second Language (ESL) pullout during enrichment periods.

    Providence Creek Academy Charter School  [Top ↑]

    1. Pre-register at feeder school
    2. Apply via lottery before January 9, 2019 (11:59pm)
    3. Notification of Invitation Status (February 28, 2019) based on lottery rankings.
    This registration process begins November 5, 2018 at 8am. 302-653-6276 273
    West Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938
    Providence Creek Academy School Choice Application Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Supports vary according to identified needs.

    Red Clay Consolidated School District  [Top ↑]

    Families complete registration paperwork at the school where they intend to register their student. District-Wide Kindergarten Registration Event is April 30, 2019 (4:15pm -6:15pm). Registration events will be held at all schools. 302-552-3700
    1502 Spruce Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Registration Form Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

    Seaford School District  [Top ↑]

    1. Families can call the school directly for an appointment (translators can be provided).
    2. During the appointment, paperwork is given, students are screened, and a tour is provided of the school.
    Registration is in spring 2019. 302-629-4587
    390 North Market Street, Seaford, DE 19973
    Seaford School District Registration Form Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available. Screenings are conducted in Spanish. Translators are provided for students and their families.

    Smyrna School District  [Top ↑]

    Families begin the process by filling out paperwork. The paperwork can also be dropped off to the student’s home school at a later date. The process begins on “I Love Smyrna School Day,” the last Saturday in February 2019. 302-653-8585
    82 Monrovia Avenue,
    Smyrna, DE
    19977
    Smyrna School District Student Registration Form Link English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. English as a Second Language (ESL) staff support students. Spanish-speaking students are included in immersion classes.

    Woodbridge School District  [Top ↑]

    Families come in and meet with the secretary for the registration process. During the same appointment, families review medical information with the nurse and students are developmentally screened by teachers. Registration appointments are:
    March 20, 21, 25, and 26, 2019 (4:30pm-7pm),
    March 29, May 17, and June 6 (during the day with exact times TBD).
    302-349-4539
    400 Governors Avenue, Greenwood, DE 19950
    Woodbridge School District Registration Flyer Link English as a Second Language (ESL) translators are available each night of registration to assist families.
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