Enroll in Kindergarten Today

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2020–21 school year is now open. Your child must have turned 5 years old before September 1, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Enroll by August 1 for a free backpack full of educational games and supplies, and for optional weekly Kindergarten Success check-ins with a BCPS teacher or kindergarten specialist. (Read more below.)

To find out which school your child will attend, use our school finder tool.

Enroll Now

Kindergarten at BCPS includes:

  • Weekly Kindergarten Success check-ins and activities to help families learn and have fun in the summer before kindergarten.
  • Laser focus on reading and literacy to set each student up for a lifetime of learning
  • New, high-quality curriculum
  • 12:1 student to adult ratio with literacy tutors in every class
  • Educating the “whole child” with True Success Character Education and social-emotional support
  • Bilingual support staff in every building
  • Free breakfast and lunch for every student, every day
  • Chromebooks in every classroom
  • Outdoor Education Center programs
  • Free before and after school programming

Set Your Child Up for Success This Summer

Enroll your student in kindergarten at BCPS by August 1 to receive a free backpack with educational games, books and school supplies, and to receive optional weekly Kindergarten Success check-ins and activities with a BCPS teacher or kindergarten specialist.

Enter your preferred contact information into the enrollment form, and then be on the lookout for a call from a BCPS teacher or kindergarten specialist who can help set up a time that works for you to check in. Your specialist will give you ideas and activities to use with your child to build up their kindergarten-level skills and knowledge. Your specialist will call you each week to see how the activities went from the past week and to offer more ideas and recommendations for fun ways to help your child enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Backpacks will be distributed to enrolled Kindergarteners in early August.

Be sure to enroll by August 1!


Office of Early Childhood Education

Chandra Youngblood

Director of Elementary Education, District
(269) 660-5821 Email

Juliette Antilla

Office of Early Childhood
(269) 965-9480 Email

Doris Mann

Teaching & Learning Services, District
(269) 965-9478 Email