Do you have a child starting kindergarten next fall? Registration is happening now.
“This is a tricky year for enrollment because so many parents didn’t enroll their kids in preschool programming,” said Meg Baker, the universal pre-k coordinator for ACSD, MAUSD and ANWSD.
A lot of families, facing the uncertainties of the pandemic, opted to keep their young kids home this school year, Baker explained. “In every district I saw the numbers drop, and that doesn’t include 3-year-olds” who would have enrolled in pre-k for the first time this year.
Baker wants to make sure every eligible child gets registered for kindergarten this fall. And that families have all the information they need to prepare.
Each year, with the help of the schools themselves, she puts together a super-helpful booklet, outlining a typical kindergarten day and providing contacts and more information for each individual school in Addison County.
Of course, we are still in the midst of a pandemic, so we can’t know exactly what school will look like this fall. To keep families in the loop as we inch closer to the start of another year, schools will offer virtual information sessions and, in some schools, “kindercamps” over the summer.
And stay tuned for a MiniBury interview with the much-loved Mary Hogan kindergarten teacher Julie Schondube soon…