Throughout central Virginia, April 16 is the date to register children for kindergarten.
Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 to attend kindergarten.
Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners
9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 16, so parents should take their children to the elementary school they are zoned to attend. To find the correct school, parents may call 318-8743 or go online to mychesterfieldschools.com and click “find my school” in the parents section.
Children should come with their parents on April 16 for a brief evaluation. Parents must bring the child’s certified original birth certificate. To attend Chesterfield County Public Schools, children must reside in Chesterfield County with a parent or legal guardian, so parents must also bring to registration their photo ID and one of these proofs of residency:
Parents submitting a “lives with” form must bring to registration the person they live with. That person must provide a lease, deed or one of the other proofs of Chesterfield County residency, and the parent of the incoming kindergartner must provide two supporting documents showing his or her name and correct address.
Before the first day of school on Sept. 8, parents must supply medical records showing their child has had a physical examination within the past 12 months and listing the dates of each state-required immunization.
Parents can get more information by calling their neighborhood school or by visiting