It's Time to Start Planning for Kindergarten

The first day of school might seem far away, but for the parents of children entering kindergarten this fall, it is time to start planning. Guilford County Schools (GCS), Guilford Parent Academy and community partners are hosting two Kickoff to Kindergarten Parent Days to help parents prepare their children for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

The first Parent Day is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11. It will take place at the Greensboro Children's Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free.

Kickoff to Kindergarten Parent Days
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 11 - Greensboro Children's Museum
Monday, Feb. 18 - High Point Museum

Information will be available on student assignment, magnet programs, transportation, school nutrition, after-school care options, English as a Second Language, PTAs, Exceptional Children Services and Kindergarten curriculum. Additionally, representatives from neighborhood libraries, doctor's offices and 4-year-old programs will be on hand to talk about their services.

Kindergarten registration will open March 1. Children who turn 5 years old by Aug. 31 will be eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. More information about kindergarten enrollment is available at http://www.gcsnc.com/kindergarten.

There are some required materials parents need to get together before registering their child, including a birth certificate, kindergarten health assessment, immunization record and proof of residence.

This drop-in event is co-sponsored by Guilford Parent Academy, Guilford Education Alliance, Guilford Child Development, Guilford Partnership for Children, GCS, United Way of Greater High Point Children's Initiatives, the Junior League of High Point, Greensboro Children's Museum and the High Point Museum.