The Bittersweet Emotions of Kindergarten Registration - Westport Moms

Though it’s hard to believe, and we all know this day was going to come, we never really feel ready to let our little ones go. The preschool teachers have been preparing them and while they are full of excitement at just the thought, nobody adequately prepares us, and to be honest, it can feel scary, sad, sad and nerve-wracking (whether it’s your first or last – or any child in between) heading off for that first time.

Although there is still time before the bus doors close and our babies are off, the daunting registration process has begun. Our goal is to help you feel in control of this big milestone. We cannot help you hold back the tears on the actual day, but we will do our best to keep you in the know on all the important registration dates and what you will need to make the process even just a little bit easier.


When to register?

  • Registration is now fully online; you can register here! To begin the process please consult the School Finder to determine which school serves your address, and for directions to the school. Then fill out the 2023-2024 Registration Form. You may save your information and return to the form if needed. Once the form has been submitted online please bring copies of all required residency documentation (see below) to the school that serves your address.
  • Beginning July 1, 2024, 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. However, because of the timing of this change and the challenges this may cause families, Westport Public Schools has developed the following transitional plan for the 2024-25 school year: Any child who is not five years old on or before September 1, 2024 but turns five before January 1, 2025, may be admitted to kindergarten upon written request by the child’s parent or guardian to the school principal. If you have further questions about this process, please contact your school’s principal.

Prior to registering your child(ren), please check our School Locator for the school in your home district. Then fill out form below.

You may save your information and return to the form if needed.

How can I get more information on Kindergarten in Westport?

  • On Friday, March 1st, a Kindergarten Informational meeting will be held for parents who have completed the registration process.
  • Kindergarten Orientation will be held in May and details will be forthcoming. At that time, you will have an opportunity to hear more details about Kindergarten from kindergarten teachers and other staff members.  A school specific invitation will be sent to all registered kindergarten families.  If you are unsure about the elementary school your child should attend, please go to our school locator website.
  • If you need further assistance, please contact the Superintendent’s office at (203) 341-1026.

 Will my child be able to visit his/her school?

  • At the Orientation in March, parents will sign-up for a visitation (“Mini-Kindergarten”) for their child which will occur in May 2024. More info to come on that as we have it!

 When is my child eligible to attend kindergarten?

  • To be eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2024, children must turn five years old on or before September 1, 2024.

What elementary school does my child go to?

  • You can locate the elementary school your child should attend by consulting the schools by streets document.

What documents will I need to provide to register my child?

  • Your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • Evidence of legal residence — 4 proofs required
    • Signed rental lease or proof of ownership–contract to purchase, warranty deed, mortgage deed.
    • Two current utility bills that shows family at the address of residence
    • Photo ID – Current drivers license at the address of residence, or Passport
  • All families are required to sign the New Enrollee Verification of Residence form


When to register?

  • Kindergarten registration should be open soon; stay tuned HERE!

How to register?

  • Complete and print Infosnap forms from the Hurlbutt website.  The link to the Hurlbutt “New Student Registration” is here.  Copy/paste the link into your internet browser for instructions to begin the registration process, and click on the yellow link for the 20/21 school year.

When will the orientation process begin?

  • An informational meeting will be held in the spring (details to come!)  This will give you the opportunity to meet the administration, and to learn more about our kindergarten program.  We look forward to meeting you and working together for our children.

What documents will I need to provide to register my child?

  • Completed and printed Infosnap forms
  • Proof of residency:
    • Warranty deed, and
    • Utility bill – telephone, gas or electric
  • A Copy of your child’s birth certificate

Without all of these, your child cannot be registered.
We hope this information is helpful. If you would like to see additional content on this specific subject do not hesitate to let us know at [email protected].

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