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 and listening skills. They will learn 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. Safety remains our top priority as we have enhanced our mitigation procedures to provide an environment safe and healthy for all.
We look forward to welcome your kindergartener this fall! To register your child for kindergarten, Peoria Unified encourages you to register online below 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 the district office at 623-486-6000.