Kindergarten is a magical time in a child's life. This is one of the most important steps of their lifelong learning.
Kindergarten students learn math in engaging and challenging ways. In their learning, creativity is at the center.
Your child will develop an early love of reading through lessons designed specifically for their level.
Kindergarten students gain access to award-winning fine arts at Arlington ISD. It's never too early to nurture a passion for creativity!
Arlington ISD is committed to making every aspect of your child's experience exceptional.
At Arlington ISD, we love family engagement!
Here are just a few of the ways you can be part of your child's school experience:
- Math and literacy nights
- Field Days
- Multicultural events
- Volunteer opportunities
- Field trips
- STEM night
- Parent Empowerment workshops
From special activities to volunteering in the classroom, there are so many opportunities for you to engage in your kindergartener’s experience!
"Learning is a lifelong journey, and Kindergarten is a vital stepping stone in the education of any child for success in school and in life."
Meet Dr. Jackeline Orsini,
Director of Early Childhood Learning
As a former elementary teacher and school principal, a passionate early childhood educator, and most importantly, a mom of twins who were not-too-long-ago in kinder, I recognize that kindergarten is a stage where kids can fall in love with learning. Children around this age are like sponges; they will absorb a lot of knowledge and skills that they will need later in life. They are curious about the world around them and are driven to learn and explore. Therefore, it is important to support their curiosity by exposing them to as many learning opportunities as possible. Learning is a lifelong journey, and kindergarten is a vital stepping stone in the education of any child for success in school and in life.
Your child is going to get exactly what they need to succeed at Arlington ISD kindergarten. All of our teachers are certified in early childhood education and are fully equipped to teach and nurture your child.
Because your child deserves the best foundation for a lifetime of learning.
We understand sending your child to kindergarten is a big deal. That's why...
When your child gets to school, they’ll be greeted by an adult who will guide them safely to their classroom.
to their classroom...
In the classroom, they’re with their teachers and classmates, developing relationships and focusing on academics and fine arts.
At lunchtime, teachers accompany students to the cafeteria. Here, they scan their badge and have lunch, under the guidance of cafeteria monitors who are there to assist them if they need it.
Recess gives students the opportunity to go outside and play, supervised by teachers who stay with them on the playground while they work off all their pent-up energy!
Your little one will be cared for by qualified and caring adults every step of the way.
Here's how to get started
Answer the questions below to get started registering your kindergartener!
Begin kindergarten on August 16.
Step 3 (Optional)
Check the eligibility windows for a student transfer and apply online.
We will guide you via email every step of the way once your application is received.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW OLD MUST MY CHILD BE TO START KINDERGARTEN?
If a child is at least six years of age at the beginning of the current school year or has been enrolled in the first grade or completed kindergarten in a public school of another state prior to transferring to the district, they may be enrolled in first grade. (TEC 42.003(c))
WHAT DO I NEED TO ENROLL MY CHILD IN SCHOOL?
- Birth certificate
- Photo ID of parent / guardian (driver's license, state or international ID, passport)
- Current immunization record (click here for Texas Department of State Health Services immunization requirements for K-12 schools)
- Proof of residence in the school district (lease agreement if renting or contract of sale or a tax statement if purchasing)
- Last report card or withdrawal form from a previous school district (if applicable)
- Social Security card (if available)
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL DAYS AND HOURS?
Early Release Hours are 8:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN?
WHAT SCHOOL WILL MY CHILD ATTEND?
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?
WHEN CAN I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN?
Online registration begins April 3, 2023, to register for the 2023-2024 school year.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE ARLINGTON ISD BOUNDARY FOR MY CHILD TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN IN ARLINGTON ISD?
DO STUDENTS HAVE NAP/REST TIME IN KINDERGARTEN?
IS CHILD CARE AVAILABLE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL?
IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED TO KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS?
¿Qué edad debe tener el estudiante para comenzar el kínder?
¿Qué necesito para inscribir a mi estudiante en la escuela?
- Certificado de nacimiento
- Identificación con fotografía del padre/tutor (licencia de conducir, identificación estatal o internacional, pasaporte)
- Registro de vacunación actual (haga clic aquí para conocer los requisitos de vacunación del Departamento de servicios de salud del Estado de Texas para las escuelas K-12)
- Prueba de residencia en el distrito escolar (contrato de arrendamiento si se alquila o contrato de venta o una declaración de impuestos si se compra)
- Última boleta de calificaciones o formulario de retiro de un distrito escolar anterior (si corresponde)
- Tarjeta de Seguro Social (si está disponible)
¿CUÁLES SON LOS DÍAS Y HORARIOS ESCOLARES?
¿QUÉ APRENDERÁ MI ESTUDIANTE EN KÍNDER?
¿A QUÉ ESCUELA ASISTIRÁ MI ESTUDIANTE?
¿QUÉ SUCEDE SI TENGO MÁS PREGUNTAS O NECESITO APOYO ADICIONAL?
¿CUÁNDO PUEDO INSCRIBIR A MI HIJO PARA KÍNDER?
¿TENGO QUE VIVIR DENTRO DE LOS LÍMITES GEOGRÁFICOS DE ARLINGTON ISD PARA QUE MI HIJO/A ASISTA A KÍNDER EN AISD?
¿TIENEN LOS ESTUDIANTES SIESTA/TIEMPO DE DESCANSO EN KÍNDER?
¿HAY CUIDO DISPONIBLE ANTES Y DESPUÉS DE LA ESCUELA?
¿SE PROPORCIONARÁ TRANSPORTACIÓN A ESTUDIANTES DE PREKÍNDER?
Sending your child off to kindergarten is so exciting!
Give them the best possible start toward a lifetime of learning with a world-class experience at Arlington ISD.