Change in Kindergarten Age Requirement - In June 2012, Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147) which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Previously, a student had to be five years old by December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation changed the "cut-off" dates and is gradually being phased in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year. The changes are being implemented in the following manner:
If the child is not eligible for enrollment and will be five years old by December 1st, the child's parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school.
Click here to learn more about the Early Childhood Programs offered in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District.
Click here to read the "Welcome to Kindergarten" handbook. This handbook will familiarize you with our kindergarten program. There are suggestions in the handbook that will prepare your child for a successful first day of kindergarten.
Click here to learn Kindergarten Readiness tips, activities to do at home, a list of books to read to your child and some child-friendly websites.
Click here for a Kindergarten Readiness Checklist.
Click here for information on helping your child with reading.
Click here for information on helping your child with writing.
Click here for Kindergarten Parent Roadmap supporting your child in Mathematics.
Click here for Kindergarten Parent Roadmap supporting your child in English Language Arts.
For tips and information on helping your child to read, click here.