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Getting Ready for Kindergarten


Schools are preparing for kindergarten registration events and families are learning about kindergarten entrance requirements and options. The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness provides resources and tools for educators, families and children who are getting ready for kindergarten.

Do you have a child, friend or relative who will be starting kindergarten in 2019-2020? Are you an educator or school administrator preparing for your kindergarten registration events for the 2019-2020 school year? The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness has resources, tools, and information to support you on getting ready for kindergarten. 

Check out the updated Kindergarten Webpage to learn more about Kindergarten in Ohio, such as age requirements, education choices, instruction time and length of school year, screening and more.

Review Kindergarten Entrance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about kindergarten entrance and other important topics related to kindergarten. 

Visit our Getting Ready for Kindergarten Webpage for a handy reference in the areas of development that are important to helping young children prepare for learning. 

Read about Strategies and Recommendations to Improve Kindergarten Readiness. 

Learn more about Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and how teachers can use this tool to find out the learning needs of children entering kindergarten. 

Kindergarten is an exciting time in a child’s journey for lifelong learning. Please reach out to our office for further questions or additional resources to prepare for kindergarten. 

Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Phone: 614-752-1151