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NEW Kindergarten Age Requirements (2024-2025)

Dear Windsor Public Schools Current and Prospective Families,

The Connecticut Legislature recently changed the birthdate cutoff to start kindergarten from turning 5 on or before January 1 to turning 5 on or before September 1. This change goes into effect starting with the 2024-2025 school year. A child who does not meet the cutoff may still be admitted to kindergarten pursuant to public act 23-208 upon (1) a written request from the parent or guardian and (2) an assessment completed by the school that determines admitting the child to kindergarten would be developmentally appropriate.

Determining developmentally appropriate skills and behaviors for kindergarten is a complex process. As we plan for the State mandated process, for the 2024-2025 school year, families who would like to register a child for kindergarten who is turning 5 after September 1, 2024 will be permitted to do so by completing this online waiver request. If your child is turning 5 on or before September 1, you DO NOT need to complete this form. Once the waiver is completed you will be contacted by your school principal to schedule your child’s assessment. Assessments will be held on a monthly basis starting January 2024 through August of 2024.

As we continue to assess the situation and learn more about the state expectations, this process might change for 2025-2026. For additional information about preparing your child for kindergarten please see the links below:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your building principal if you have any questions.


Dr. Noha Abdel-Hady
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services