Upcoming Kindergartener? Here's what you need to know to sign them up!

Wondering how to sign your little one up for Kindergarten? It's easy!

By Jenny Sites March 28, 2024

To enter Kindergarten in Virginia next fall, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2024.

Each county has different instructions, so be sure to read the information the for county you live in.

Spotsylvania County Public Schools:

SCPS Parents need to pre-register each child for school.  Read the Step-By-Step Instructions first for important instructions. Once you have read the instructions, you can pre-register your child on ParentVUE.  You can find additional information and links HERE.  

Once your child is pre-registered, you will need to take the necessary paperwork to your child's school.

Questions can be directed to the Spotsylvania County School Board at 540-834-2500 or by calling your child's school

Stafford County Schools

Register your child for school using THIS link. Questions can be answered by calling Central Office at (540) 658-6000.

You will need to provide the school with the following information:

City of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg City Schools host Kindergarten Registration nights:

You will need to bring the following items to Registration Night:

  • Birth Certificate (original, not a copy) or passport (if not a US citizen)
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of City Residency (mortgage or lease and one current utility bill)
  • Immunization Record / School entrance Physical Exam (dated within 1 year of entering school for the first time). This must be on a State Health Form (obtain from your pediatrician, the Fredericksburg Health Department or FCPS Registrar's Office)
  • Completed registration forms. These forms can be found at

Questions can be directed to the FCPS Registrar, Camm Taylor, at or 540-372-1130.

Additional Information:

➡️If your school system is not listed above, HERE is a link to all Virginia Public Schools listed by region. Click the region to find a link to your school's website.

💉Virginia has specific requirements for immunizations required before starting school. Here are the Virginia Codes Related to Immunizations: § 22.1-271.2 – Immunization Requirements § 32.1-46 – Immunization of Children Against Certain Diseases.

🎒Delayed Enrollment:  If you do not feel that your child is emotionally or mentally ready to attend Kindergarten, and your child will not have turned six on or before September 30th of the school year, you may choose to delay Kindergarten enrollment. To do this, you will need to contact your school board to let them know you are postponing enrollment for one year. (Va Code § 22.1-254(H)(5) of the Code.)

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Resources: Virginia Department of Education