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Transition to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is not a one-time event happening on the first day of school; rather, it begins well before your child enters school and continues during their first year in kindergarten.

The child's family, their current preschool program, and the school where the child will attend kindergarten all play an important role in making the transition between preschool and kindergarten smooth and productive for children. The following family guide provides information on how you can get your child ready for school and enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools:

Getting Ready For Kindergarten (English)

Getting Ready for Kindergarten (Hmong)

Getting Ready for Kindergarten (Somali)

Getting Ready for Kindergarten (Spanish) 

Choosing Kindergarten for School Year 2024-25

Step 1: Parents of children entering kindergarten (child must turn five on or before September 1) are strongly encouraged to submit your school request online by January 31, 2024.

Step 2: Parents of children entering kindergarten must complete the registration process at their assigned school. This registration can be completed during Registration at School on May 10, or you may call the school to set up a time.  

Questions about Student Placement?

English : 612-668-1840
Español: 612-668-1840
Soomaali: 612-668-1840
Hmoob: 612-668-1840

Preschool students sitting as a group and looking at books.


Questions About Transition to Kindergarten?

Contact Mi Yang
Phone: 612-668-0391


For general questions or to speak with a Parent Educator, please complete an Interest/Referral Form