Kindergarten Registration

  • Children who turn five years old on or before Sept. 1 of the attendance year are eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the elementary school located in the attendance zone where they live. Kindergarten is not mandatory in Alabama but it is available in all Baldwin County Elementary Schools.

    The age requirement for kindergarten in Alabama is a matter of state law and is not decided by local boards of education. Children must be five on or before Sept. 1 to qualify for kindergarten. Unless a child transfers into our system from a mandatory kindergarten in another state or system with different age requirements, EXCEPTIONS are not made.

    Countywide registration for kindergarten takes place in April before the attendance year.  To register your child for kindergarten please use this link to register your child online; please provide your child’s Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and your child’s Alabama Certificate of Immunization. In addition, you need to provide two proofs of residence with the physical address of your residence (not a post office box). For Example Utility Bills, Garbage bills, Cable/TV bills, deeds, Rental Agreements, and Tax Returns.

    For additional parent information please see the Parent Resources tab. 

Kindergarten Registration

  • Kindergarten registration will open on April 1, 2024. Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible to attend public kindergarten. To register for Kindergarten in the upcoming school year please complete the form in either English Registration or Spanish Registration.

    For current Pre-K students going to Kindergarten, you will need to contact the school as the school decides to have them do a new student registration or wait and do a returning student registration. Returning student registration will be held after the current school year. Students will be issued snap codes for parents to register their students for the upcoming school year. 

    REMINDER: Parents registering for Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year please do not submit the free and reduced application forms until after July 1 when the new link is available. Applications received prior to July 1 will not be processed by the Child Nutrition Department.