Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Going to Kindergarten is a big step for children. As a parent or caregiver, you can help your child prepare for this important transition to kindergarten ready to succeed! Follow these steps to get ready for kindergarten:

Step 1
Contact your local school district to find out which school your child will be attending
Download a contact list of Delaware school districts and charter schools here.

Step 2
Request a registration packet from your school.

Step 3
Set up an appointment at the school to return the completed paperwork.

Step 4
Register early.

You will also need to gather several documents before you can enroll your child in kindergarten. Download a check list here.

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Dover: (302) 744-4549 Newark: (302) 283-7130 Georgetown: (302) 856-5495
  • Proof of Immunizations
  • Proof of a physical exam

    Call you doctor to schedule a physical exam and a document signed by the doctor.

  • Lead test/Tuberculosis test

    Be sure to schedule these important tests during your child's physical exam.

  • Proof of Residence

    Please check the information within your registration packet to see the specific list of what is needed for proof of residency.

Office of Early Learning
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-4295