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Early Childhood K-3 License Application
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old does my child have to be to enter Kindergarten?

Children need to be five years of age before September 2 of the year in which admission is sought.

Refer to the Utah State Legislatures:

Title 53G-4-S402(6): Local School Board Powers and Miscellaneous Duties, except as provided in, Title 53E-3-9: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

2. When do Kindergarten classes start?

Contact your Local Education Agency (LEA) (District/Charter) for Kindergarten start dates.

3. Can my child skip Kindergarten and attend First Grade?

If the child is 5 years old before September 2, they would enroll in Kindergarten. Your next step is to contact the LEA (District/Charter) for further information.

4. Does my child have to attend kindergarten?

A school-aged minor must be enrolled in school. The definitions define school-age minor as at least six years of age, but younger than 18. As Kindergarten is for age 5, it would be optional.

5. Can my child be enrolled in two Kindergarten classes?

A Kindergarten student may only enroll in one LEA at a time.

6. How long are Kindergarten classes?

A minimum of two hours per day per session in Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Team

Jamie Robinson
K-2 Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7765 | E-mail

Office Assistant