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Kindergarten Registration

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration

A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the 2024-2025 school year to be eligible.

To start the registration process, click the link below:

Kindergarten Registration 24-25 (English)

Kindergarten Registration 24-25 (Spanish)

For instructions on how to register, click the link below.

Registration Guide (English)

If you are unaware of where your child will attend school, please click here for a list of School Assignments.

When registration is complete, please bring supporting documentation to the NPS Family Center located at 1 Park Street. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you need additional support, please call the Norwalk Public Schools Early Childhood Department at 203-854-4113 or the NPS Family Center at 203-854-4100.

2024-25 Transition Plan

Beginning July 1, 2024, the Connecticut General Statute requires that children turn five years old on or before September 1 of the school year in order to enroll in kindergarten. Because of the timing of this change and the challenge that this may cause families, Norwalk Public Schools has developed the following transition plan for the 2024-25 school year: 

Any child who does not turn five years old on or before September 1, 2024, but celebrates their fifth birthday on or before January 1, 2025, may be eligible for Kindergarten admission. This is contingent upon a written request from the child's parent/guardian during the registration process.

Upon receipt of the request, the child will be scheduled for an assessment at the Family Center. The purpose of this assessment is to gather information about the child and their family, which will assist schools in providing better support for the students. 

The Norwalk Public Schools will continue to support all students according to their academic, emotional, and social needs with the understanding that students are unique regardless of age. Parents requesting early admittance will receive resources from the Family Center to assist them in their decision.

The process for early entrance to kindergarten beyond the 2024-25 school year will be further developed and a specific plan/procedure is forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact the NPS Family Center at 203-854-4100 or email familycenter@norwalkps.org.

Registration is currently open for the 2023-2024 school year. To start the registration process, click the link below.

Kindergarten Registration 23-24 (English)

Kindergarten Registration 23-24 (Spanish)

For instructions on how to register, click the link below.

Registration Guide (English)

If you are unaware of where your child will attend school, please click here for a list of School Assignments.

When registration is complete, please bring supporting documentation to the NPS Family Center located at 1 Park Street. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you need additional support, please call the Norwalk Public Schools Early Childhood Department at 203-854-4113 or the NPS Family Center at 203-854-4100.

Kindergarten at a Glance

Community Resources

The City of Norwalk provides many services and resources to support children and their families.

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The Norwalk Public Library System, with its open access to diverse resources, is the information and cultural center for Norwalk citizens and businesses.

Norwalk ACTS is a non-profit, cross-sector, cradle to career partnership. The organization is made up of over 200 community and civic leaders, educators, organizations, and individuals who are committed to collective impact and our mission.

The Basics is a strategy for whole communities to support vibrant learning and brain development among infants and toddlers. The Basics movement aims to help every family help every child reach their full potential.

Over the past 80 years, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) has been helping individuals and families throughout Fairfield County and beyond to realize life's possibilities. We increase the social and emotional well-being of our clients by providing strength-based, solution-focused services for every stage of life.