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Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year is Now Open

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Select when your child turns 5 years old, or if they are currently enrolled in Groton Public Schools Pre-K or Transition K program, to be linked to the appropriate registration form.

The age for Kindergarten is changing in Connecticut.

The Connecticut General Assembly has raised the minimum age for automatic entry into public school in Connecticut.

Beginning for the 2024-2025 school year, children will need to turn 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to be automatically eligible to enroll in school for that school year.  

The legislation also allows a school district to admit a child who has not turned 5 by September 1 of the school year, if the parent makes a request in writing and the school district conducts an assessment of the child to ensure that admitting such child is developmentally appropriate. Groton Public Schools also offers Early Childhood opportunities for children who are not eligible or developmentally ready for Kindergarten. 

More information will be provided about the waiver process and Early Childhood opportunities as it becomes available.

When does your child turn 5 years old?

On or before September 1, 2024

They can begin Kindergarten at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

On or after September 2, 2024.

They can begin Kindergarten at the start of the 2025-2026 school year.

FAQs from the State Department of Education

Learn more about the new policy

  • Read the complete joint memo from the State Department of Education and Office of Early Childhood. 



  • Read the New Entry Age for Kindergarten Information Sheet for Families