Kindergarten Early Entrance

  • The child must reside within the Naperville 203 boundaries and have recent preschool experience taught by a teacher who is licensed to teach early childhood or elementary. The application process for early entrance to kindergarten opens February 1, 2020. 


    Procedures for Early Entrance into Kindergarten


    The child must reside within the Naperville 203 boundaries and have recent preschool experience taught by a teacher who is licensed to teach early childhood or elementary. The application process for early entrance to kindergarten opens February 1, 2020.

     

    STEP 1:

    The parent/guardian must complete and submit the Application for Kindergarten Early Entrance
    by May 1, 2020.

     

    STEP 2:

    The parent/guardian must have the current early childhood licensed preschool teacher complete
    and submit the Preschool Teacher Questionnaire. The preschool teacher must submit the completed questionnaire directly to Learning Services by May 1, 2020.

     

    STEP 3:

    Proof of District 203 residency- Once the Application for Kindergarten Early Entrance is received,
    a confirmation email will be sent to the parent/guardian with details regarding the proof of residency process. This confirmation email will need to be presented to our Centralized Enrollment Office along with an original or certified copy of the student’s birth certificate and legal custody documents.

     

    STEP 4:

    Once residency is confirmed and all forms have been accepted, the child will be scheduled for
    a screening. As a component of screening, the parent/guardian will receive a
    social/emotional learning checklist once residency is confirmed. A similar checklist will be mailed to the preschool teacher. Each must be completed and returned by June 1, 2020. Additional details about screening will be emailed to the parent/guardian by the end of May.

     

    STEP 5:

    Screening will take place at a District 203 school in mid-June. The screening will include
    an observation and assessment of the following: social interaction, attention and engagement, and gross/fine motor, speech and language, reading, and math skills. Results of the screening and decision for eligibility to attend D203 kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year will be emailed to parents within one week of the screening.

     

    Decisions regarding eligibility for early entrance to kindergarten will be final.


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