We held a Kindergarten Live event to answer many parent questions about their child's incoming kindergarten experience. Families looking for details on what Kindergarten looks like in Peoria Unified can watch it on demand anytime.
Kindergarten is an exciting experience and serves as the foundation for a child's future. We offer free, full-day kindergarten in a rigorous, engaging, safe and nurturing environment with highly qualified teachers to help your child be successful throughout their educational journey. In Kindergarten, your child will gain skills which will help them learn how to read and write. They will learn social skills, emotional skills, listening skills, concepts in literacy, mathematics and social studies. They are also exposed to physical education and special classes such as art and music. Kindergarten is so much more than just your A, B, C's - it is where creativity is encouraged and bright minds blossom in a fun, safe environment. In Peoria Unified, we strive to make this an easy adjustment for parents to ensure your child is well-prepared for the best possible educational experience.
We look forward to welcome your kindergartener this fall! To enroll your child for kindergarten, Peoria Unified encourages you to register online above or at your neighborhood school.
Enroll in Kindergarten
Children who are five-years-old before September 1 may be registered for Kindergarten. If your child turns 5 in September or October, they may be eligible for early entry. Read our Early Entry FAQs for more information.
The Kindergarten Parent Handbook includes information on preparing your child for kindergarten, reading tips, age appropriate games and a kindergarten readiness checklist. El manual para padres de kindergarten está disponible en español.
For more information, please call your neighborhood school or contact 623-486-6115 during the summer while school offices may be closed.