Entering kindergarten is a BIG deal! It is such a special time in a child’s life, but it can be a little overwhelming…not just for the kiddos, but for parents, too. For many, kindergarten is a year of “firsts”…first time being in a classroom, first time being away from home on a daily basis, and first time learning and interacting with peers and teachers. At HES, we are committed to supporting students and their families as our youngest students embark upon their life-long journey of learning.
There are many tools and resources available to help parents prepare their child for kindergarten…websites, learning apps, community preschool programs…the list goes on! Reading to your child every day is one of the BEST ways to support your child’s early literacy skills and instill in them a love for learning.
In April of each year, HES hosts a Kindergarten Roundup for parents of children who will enter kindergarten in August. This event will provide parents with the opportunity to register their child for kindergarten and receive information and resources to help ensure a successful start to kindergarten.
Indiana law states that a child must turn five (5) on or before August 1 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. If a child’s fifth birthday falls between August 2 and September 1, the parent may choose to submit an application for early entrance. Early entrance applications must be submitted to the High Ability Coordinator by the last day of February of the year in which you wish to enroll your child. Click the link below for more information on early entrance requirements.