Kindergarten Programs

Enrolling in Kindergarten

  • Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year opens Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Families with a child who will be five-years-old by Aug. 31, 2018 are welcome to enroll their scholar online, or at school.

    To enroll online, visit:, and click on the “Student Registration” link to start the process (make sure to select the 2018-19 school year). Families can also register in person at the child’s school during regular hours. The following documents are recommended at the time of registration:

    • Your child’s birth certificate
    • Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
    • Your child’s immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox)

    If your child has life threatening conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders, a meeting will be scheduled with the school nurse to confirm that all medications, medical supplies, and health care provider orders are in place prior to the first day of school.

    It is also suggested that parents provide:

    • Two emergency contacts, including addresses and phone numbers
    • Physician, dentist, and child care addresses and phone numbers

    If you miss the registration period, it’s NOT too late to enroll your child. Just go to your neighborhood school during regular school hours.

    All schools hold kindergarten "Jumpstart" and "K-Camp" events prior to the start of the school year. Dates for these events can be found here.

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Kindergarten Choice

  • Parents who wish to enroll their kindergarten-aged student at a school outside of their neighborhood, but within Federal Way, should fill out a Choice Enrollment form during the month of February. 

    These forms are available at all elementary schools or at the Educational Service Center, Business Services Office, 33330 8th Ave South, Federal Way.

    For more information on choice enrollment, please view our page on choice enrollment

All-day Kindergarten Programs at All Schools

  • All elementary schools offer all-day kindergarten programs.

    Research shows that students who attend kindergarten for a full day consistently make greater academic progress, especially in key areas such as literacy and math, as well as social and emotional growth.

    All-day kindergarten students are better prepared to meet the academic demands of future grade levels, and are less likely to eventually need intervention or future additional assistance.


    Family Connections Meetings will take place in September. Family Connections Meetings are individual meetings with the family and the scholar's kindergarten teacher. If you have any questions please call your scholar's school.

Contact Us

  • Kim Erickson, Facilitator of Early Learning


    Teaching for Learning Dept
    Educational Service Center
    33330 8th Ave. S.
    Federal Way, WA 98003


First Day of Kindergarten

  • All kindergarten families will be contacted by their child’s school to schedule a short Family Connection Conference with their child’s teacher on September 4-6.


    The first day full day of kindergarten classes will be Friday, September 7.

Enrollment Forms

  • Forms you may be asked to complete

    Note: Schools often have individualized forms that parents are asked to complete. The list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all forms from all schools, but it covers the majority of forms required across the district.