Kindergarten is an exciting experience and serves as the foundation for a child's future. In Kindergarten, your child will gain skills which will help them learn how to read and write. They will learn social skills, emotional skills and listening skills. They will learn concepts in literacy, mathematics and social studies. They are also exposed to physical education and special classes such as art, and music. Kindergarten is so much more than just your A, B, C's - it is where creativity is encouraged and bright minds blossom in a fun, safe environment. In Peoria Unified, we strive to make this an easy adjustment for parents to ensure your child is well-prepared for the best possible educational experience.
The district encourages parents with kindergarten-aged children to register at their neighborhood school. All Peoria Unified schools will offer evening registration opportunities and informational nights for parents who work during the day called Connect to Kindergarten.
Here's how to enroll:
Families who live outside of Peoria Unified School District's boundaries can register their child for a Peoria Unified school by filling out an open enrollment form, found on the Enrollment page, and bring it to the school of their choice. The open enrollment will be accepted upon availability.
Children, who are five-years-old before September 1, may be registered at the school site. For a complete list of Peoria Unified schools, click here.
Parents should bring the following documents when they register their child:
- the child’s original birth certificate;
- up-to-date immunization records;
- proof of residency in the district (a utility bill or lease agreement is acceptable)
Parents may download a copy of the enrollment packet and open enrollment form from the district’s website on the Enrollment page. The forms can be completed at home. Parents may bring a completed form with them when they register their child, expediting the process at the school.
The Kindergarten Parent Handbook includes information on preparing your child for kindergarten, reading tips, age appropriate games and a kindergarten readiness checklist. Please note, to register for Kindergarten, you must include, with the elementary school enrollment packet, the completed registration form. If you live outside district boundaries, you will need to complete the Open Enrollment Variance Application form.
For more information, please call your neighborhood school or contact the district office at 623-486-6000.
Connect to Kindergarten
Click here for a list of Connect to Kindergarten events in the upcoming months and see the link below to schedule a tour.
Parents with an incoming kindergartener are invited to help prep their child for their first school experience by allowing them to attend Peoria Unified's Kinder Camp. The camp will be an opportunity for your child to get a jumpstart into life as a kindergartener, right alongside a certified early childhood teacher.
Kinder Camp will be held July 25 - 28 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the following elementary schools: Coyote Hills, Frontier, Marshall Ranch, Oakwood, Oasis and Vistancia. While attending Kinder Camp, students will review basic curriculum such as rhyming, writing their name, numbers, and early reading and writing skills. They will also explore the library, playground and cafeteria to help alleviate first day of school jitters.
Registration will take place from April 18 - June 9 and cost is $60 per student (price includes a daily snack). Space is limited on each participating campus. To register your child for Kinder Camp, complete the registration packet here.and return them to the Preschool Office at Sky View Elementary School, 8624 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Peoria, along with the $60 camp fee (cash, check or money order.) For additional information, contact Kelli Johnson at email@example.com or call 623-773-6675, Please make sure your child is registerd at a Peoria Unified elementary school before enrolling them in Kinder Camp.