Kindergarten

Kindergarten Enrollment
 

Kindergarten Registration

Parents may schedule their child’s kindergarten screening  at their home school OR by contacting the Parents as Teachers office.
 
 
To be eligible for kindergarten enrollment, children must turn five years old before August 1.
 

What should I bring? Please bring the following items with you:

  • Current immunization record
  • State birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Parent/Guardian's drivers license or photo ID
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
  • Child's Social Security card (optional) 

Kindergarten Screenings:
 
Parents as TeachersKindergarten screenings are required for all children entering kindergarten at Joplin Schools. Screenings help to determine a child’s readiness for kindergarten and include hearing, speech, motor skills, and general school readiness skills. Joplin Schools Parents as Teachers provides free kindergarten screenings. Parents may schedule their child’s kindergarten screening by contacting the Parents as Teachers office at Joplin Early Childhood (JEC), 417-208-2069. The screening takes approximately one hour and will be conducted April 1-June 28.
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