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2024-25 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Entrance Age Changes for Fall 2024 

The Connecticut General Assembly voted to change the entrance age requirement for kindergarten beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Next year students must turn five on or before September 1, 2024 to enroll in Kindergarten. The change in the law, which moves the cutoff date from January 1 to September 1, aims to ensure all children are developmentally ready to enter kindergarten and brings Connecticut's entrance age requirement in line with all other states.
While we support the change in principle, we understand this could have an impact on families who were planning to enroll their four-year-old student(s) in Kindergarten in the fall of 2024. The tabs below review the law and detail the waiver process for families who might be impacted by this change.
For those students who will not turn five until after September 1, 2024, RSD 10 will have a waiver process in place for families who wish to request their four-year-old child enter Kindergarten for the 2024 - 2025 school year. The waiver process will open in January 2024. The process will include the completion of the waiver form, an assessment form completed by families, an in-person assessment of the student completed by school staff, and a follow-up discussion with the family.  Please see below for more information. 
Families must complete the waiver form if they would like to send their four-year-old to Kindergarten for the 2024 – 2025 school year if their child’s birthday falls within the window of turning five AFTER September 1 and BEFORE December 31, 2024. 
We hope you find this information helpful in planning for your child’s enrollment in RSD 10.  Questions can be sent to the building principal of either Lake Garda School or Harwinton Consolidated School: 
Lake Garda Elementary School: 
Harwinton Consolidated School: 

2024–25 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

For children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2024. 

Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2024–25 school year. 

Click on the link above to go to the pre-registration form.  Please complete the form to start the Kindergarten registration process for the 2024–25 school year.