It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten!

We know that many parents have questions and concerns about this process, and we are here to help. Many schools have started to host virtual and in-person open houses for registration. Below are a few ways to find information on a school near you.

Indianapolis Schools

  • Emma Donnan Elementary & Middle School – Visit their website for resources and information. The application window has closed.
  • Enroll Indy – A centralized registration website for many Indianapolis-based charters, innovative and IPS choice schools. Enroll Indy offers OneMatch, an application that allows families to apply for up to 10 schools in one simple application. The first and second rounds of applications have already closed. Please contact 317-426-3234 for assistance.
  • Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) – Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2023 to attend kindergarten in the fall. HSE Schools has 13 elementary schools, each offering full-day kindergarten. The application window has closed.
  • Herron Preparatory Academy – Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Kindergarten. The first and second rounds of applications have already closed.
  • International School (ISI) – Now accepting applications for 2023-2024. Prospective families are invited to learn about ISI’s language program, curriculum and facilities. To find out more click here. Check out a fun activity from ISI here.
  • Lawrence Township  – Click here and follow instructions for registration. Your child must be five years of age by Oct. 1, of the year they enroll, to enter kindergarten.
  • Mt. Vernon  – Online registration has closed. Visit their website here to find more information.
  • The Oaks Academy – Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open. Click here to get started. Families can sign up for small group tours at any time.
  • Phalen Leadership Academies – Click here to get started.
  • Pike Township  – Click here to get started.
  • Warren Township – Online registration is open. Click here to get started.
  • Washington Township – Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opened on Feb. 11. Parents can enroll online or schedule an in-person meeting.
  • Westfield Washington – Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opened Feb. 15. Visit their website to find your child’s school based on your address.
  • Zionsville Community Schools – General information can be found on their website. To find specific instructions and information, parents will need to create an account here.
 

Lafayette and West Lafayette Schools

 

As this list may not cover every option available, you can also visit your school or district’s website for more information. We’ll continue sharing events and resources from other districts on this blog.

The schools above are not endorsed by Early Learning Indiana

Activities to Get Ready for Kindergarten

Every school district has different standards for kindergarten readiness, find out your district’s standards by visiting their website. At Early Learning Indiana, we believe that social-emotional skills are the most important thing for children to know in order to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Use the activities below to help your child grow the skills most commonly found in kindergarten standards. A new activity will be added each month, until July. Get started below:

At-Home Activities

Activity #1: Guess the Number

Activity #2: Calm-Down Place

Activity #3: I Spy Shapes

Activity #4: Beach Ball Kicker

Activity #5: How Many in the Jar?

Activity #6: Number Search

Activity #7: Character Feelings

Additional Resources

Indiana Department of Education – Kickstarting Kindergarten

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10+ Ways To Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Kindergarten

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Splish, Splash! Learning Through Water Play

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Kindergarten Preparedness: Over 10 Strategies to Ready Your Child

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10 Brain-Boosting Activities for 4- and 5-Year-Olds

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Why Routines are Important for Children

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Teacher Spotlight: Eryca Atkins