Parents can register their child or children for kindergarten at Tallassee Elementary School April 24-25 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
TES guidance counselor Tenea Stanton said registration is quick and easy if all the required information is provided.
“When parents come to register their child they can expect a 30-minute process,” Stanton said. “This will consist of completing a registration packet and taking a quick tour.”
In addition to the registration packet and tour, students will take a kindergarten assessment.
“The kindergarten assessment is an important part of the registration process,” Stanton said. “The assessment gives the teacher an idea of skills that the student has already mastered.”
Because there are several requirements for kindergarten registration, it is important to begin the process as soon as possible.
“Early registration is very important,” Stanton said. “This is a reminder for parents about upcoming shots that a child will need before starting kindergarten. Also, it is better to register early than the first day of school.”
Kindergarten is available for all children who are 5 on or before Sept. 2. When registering children for kindergarten, parents should bring a certified state birth certificate, certificate of immunization and two proofs of residency, such as a deed, mortgage, lease and utility bills.
Once registered, there are several methods of preparing a child for kindergarten such as daily reading, practice counting, setting a routine that will set a regular bedtime and wakeup time and talking to children about what to expect once school begins.
“Children can expect to experience a new adventure when it comes to learning,” Stanton said. “They can expect to be engaged in exciting activities. Our teachers’ ultimate goal is to teach, engage and love all children.”
For more information on the upcoming kindergarten registration, call 334-283-5001.