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Prekindergarten Registration Information (22-23) | Texas Education Agency
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Families/Caregivers: The State of Texas provides free prekindergarten for eligible students. The table below shows districts and charters that have shared their prekindergarten registration schedule and a link to help with the registration process. If the district or charter you are looking for isn't in the table below, you can look up its contact information on the AskTED website.
Districts/Charters: If you'd like to have your prekindergarten registration information added to the table below, please complete this information form.
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District or Charter
2022-2023 Prekindergarten Registration Date(s)
July 25-August 17
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 1st.
PK registration opens April 1st
Pre-K registration is ongoing in Austin ISD. Austin Independent School District Enrollment Page
School days during May.
April 25-May 27
After August 1st for back to school
Online beginning end of April and in person registration the week of June 6th.
CEDARS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Registration begins January 27. If we have more students applying for a grade than we have space, then a lottery for that grade level will be held. Accepted applicants will be notified by email and will be sent a link to complete the registration process. If the Registration forms are not received within 7 days from the acceptance date, the spot will be given to the next student on the waiting list. Please submit a NEW STUDENT Admissions Application on the Cedars International application page.
CLEAR CREEK ISD
New Student Enrollment for PK will begin Monday, April 18th.
PK & K registration window will begin May 2nd – May 6th. All elementary campuses will be open for appointments from 8:30 – 11:30 each morning to assist parents with registration.
PK and Kinder Registration Event will be June 13-15 at McWhirter Elementary 300 Pennsylvania WebsterTX77598
Registration April 2nd- July 2022
CBISD PreK Registration will begin April 4, 2022, at Wild Peach Elementary School located at 3311 County Road 353. All CBISD PreK classes are held at Wild Peach Elementary School.
Registration begins on campuses on Monday, April 4th. For more details visit the Conroe Independent School District Early Childhood web page.
February - July
Registration for new Pre-K students will open on April 15th.
DODD CITY ISD
Prekindergarten Roundup begins March 22. Please see registration information on the Elementary page of the Dodd City district website.
Registration begins April 1st for PK3 and PK4
Official Registration begins April 1, 2022.
EAGLE MT-SAGINAW ISD
Pre-K registration is ongoing in Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. Application for prekindergarten is open and can be completed by visiting the website.
EAST FORT WORTH MONTESSORI ACADEMY
ECTOR COUNTY ISD
PreK 3 and PreK 4 Round-Up begins on April 1st! We offer free Half Day Pre-K 3 and Full Day Pre-K 4 for students who are eligible. We also offer tuition-based Pre-K for students who do not meet the eligibility qualifications. To learn more, please visit our webpage.
Online registration is on-going from April 1 through the end of the school year.
EDUCATION CENTER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Enrollment opens April 1
FORT BEND ISD
April 1st, 2022 - July 31st, 2022
FORT WORTH ISD
April 1 registration opens, and families can receive report in-person on campus or by texting or calling 817-500-0381.
For information and other Pre-K community events, visit the Fort Worth prekindergarten web page.
June 16, 2022
Application Process Begins - April 1, 2022 Enrollment Begins - May 1, 2022
Gilmer ISD will have PK registration for the upcoming school year at Gilmer Elementary on May 25th, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and again on May 26th, from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.
Online registration for PreKindergarten and Kindergarten is ongoing as of April 21, 2022. We also offer a Tuition-Based PreKindergarten for students who do not meet the eligibility qualifications for Non-Tuition-Based PreKindergarten. For additional information please go to the registration page at hfisd.net or contact Hamshire-Fannett Elementary at (409) 794-1412.
We will also have the hotline 713-556-6734 and online bookings available at the Houston Independent School District prekindergarten fair web page for one-on-one support.
HOUSTON GATEWAY ACADEMY
Registration began March 1, 2022.
Online Registration begins April 1st, 2022.
HEB ISD Core Knowledge Pre-K Application opens Thursday, February 17, 2022 Online lottery processes applications Friday, April 1, 2022
HEB ISD State Based Full Day Pre-K Kick-off April 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm at HEB Elementary Campuses. Registration is July 26, 2022 8:00 am - 1: 00 pm at HEB Elementary Campuses
New student registration opens July 28, 2022.
KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KIPP Texas accepts applications all year. Registration for the following school year always begins on April 1.
Pre-K and Kindergarten registration begins on March 1, 2022
Prekindergarten/Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 5th.
LA FERIA ISD
LA GRANGE ISD
PK Round-Up is on April 26th, 2022. Registration will be open after this event to enroll for the fall
Online registration for PreK & new to the district Kindergarten students opens on April 1. Beginning April 1, go to the Lancaster Independent School District enrollment web page to complete our online registration. Lancaster ISD offers 3 options for registering students: *100% Online: complete online registration & upload all required documents *Hybrid: complete online registration, skip document upload, & bring required documents to our Face-to-Face event on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30am to 12:00pm Se habla español
Families are encouraged to fill out the PreK application online on the registration page. Please see our prekindergarten information web page for more information about PreK.
2022-23 LISD PreK enrollment opened April 1, 2022. LISD hosted a PreK enrollment emphasis week April 11 - 14, 2022. LISD continues to enroll PreK eligible students throughout the spring and during the summer weeks.
LIBERTY HILL ISD
Online registration begins in April.
Lubbock ISD Head Start/PreK enrollment is open NOW! We would like to welcome your child to our Lubbock ISD Early Childhood Family!
Beginning April 1, 2022
PreK 3 and PreK 4 Round-Up begins on April 1st! We offer free Half Day Pre-K 3 and Full Day Pre-K 4 for students who are eligible. We also offer limited tuition-based Pre-K for students who do not meet the eligibility qualifications on a first come first serve basis. To learn more, please visit the Mesquite prekindergarten enrollment page.
Miami ISD will start PreK registration the week of April 18. More information will be posted on the Miami Independent School District website.
Week of April 19th will be the big push start
NORTH LAMAR ISD
PINE TREE ISD
Pine Tree Primary School is searching for students who may be eligible for our prekindergarten and kindergarten programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Please share this information with any families you think might be eligible. Official registration will begin later this spring . Families can fill out a Prekindergarten program interest form. Completing the Future Pirates Preregistration Information will grant families early access to the registration application when it opens.
PreK registration begins on April 4th. Visit the Plano prekindergarten page for information on how to complete the application.
Registration for 2022-2023 opened May 3, 2022.
THE RHODES SCHOOL
1/1/2022 - 5/31/2022
ROUND ROCK ISD
PK registration opens July 5, 2022
SAN ANTONIO ISD
Beginning March 14, 2022, SAISD will open the PreK and Head Start PreK application / registration window across the District. A total of sixty (60) early childhood centers, elementary schools and academies will offer enrollment in PreK and Head Start PreK programs for the 2022-2023 academic year. Campuses will be open during regular business hours to help parents with the PreK and Head Start PreK application / registration process in-person, via telephone and on-line. For additional information contact the SAISD Office of Access and Enrollment Services at 210-554-2660 or the Early Childhood Education Department at 210-554-2410.
Starting May 16, 2022, Schulenburg Elementary will be accepting PK registrations in the office from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday thru Thursday. The office is located at: 300 Bucek Street Schulenburg, Texas 78956
Campus Appointments (Call your zoned campus)
SOUTH SAN ANTONIO ISD
Online applications for both PreK and Head Start classrooms are currently being accepted for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Children who will be 3 or 4 years of age before or on Sept 1st are encouraged to apply. Reserve your spot now!
Please contact the Elementary office to schedule a time to come in and register your Pre-K or Kindergarten child. 512-898-5293
UNION GROVE ISD
VARNETT PUBLIC SCHOOL
Pre-K registration is ongoing in The Varnett Public School Enroll Now (281) 800 - 4944
On-campus student registration begins May 6th and continues throughout the summer.
WAXAHACHIE FAITH FAMILY ACADEMY
Pre Kindergarten round up is March 26, 2022 and ongoing thereafter
WEST SABINE ISD
Registration will be held at West Sabine Elementary May 19-20, 2022. Please contact Glenda Smith for information.
To be eligible for enrollment in a free prekindergarten class, a child must be at least three years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year (if a 3-year-old program is available) or four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
unable to speak and comprehend the English language
is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national school lunch program... guidelines about NSLP eligibility can be found in sections 4 and 6 of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Reference Manual)
is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, §11434a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority
is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262. 201 or has been in foster care in another state or territory, but currently lives in Texas
is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:
a peace officer under Texas Government Code §3106.002
a firefighter under Texas Government Code §3106.003
an emergency medical first responder under Texas Government Code §3106.004
Eligibility applies to three-year-olds when a three-year-old program is available.
A district must verify a student’s eligibility for pre-k in order to receive funding for the pre-k program. Districts must have the verification document as well as any required documentation on file for their records.
Each district offering a prekindergarten program must develop a system to notify families with eligible children of the availability of the program TEC §29.153(e). Notice must be made in English and Spanish. The following sources can be used for prekindergarten notification:
Letter of notification sent home with students
Identification systems in place at times of registration of older siblings
Newspaper articles o Notices in public places o Radio announcements
Display on school marquee
Social media announcements
Students may not be denied or excluded from participating in a prekindergarten program for any reason if they are deemed eligible TEC §29. 153 (b).
“Child” includes stepchild. The stepchild is eligible for pre-k enrollment whether or not the child resides in the same household as the stepparent. Student Attendance and Accounting Handbook, Section 7.2.1
Once a student is determined to be eligible for pre-k, the student remains eligible for the remainder of the current school year in the district in which he or she resides or is otherwise entitled to attend for Foundation School Program benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn't my child eligible for prekindergarten? The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. When the Texas legislature established the prekindergarten program the intent was, and still is, to provide early learning experiences to students who are most at risk for school failure. Therefore, the eligibility is limited. The legislature believed that a high-quality prekindergarten program could mitigate the impact of the at-risk characteristics, thereby assisting these students to become school ready when they enter kindergarten.
Does my child have to go to prekindergarten if he or she is eligible? No. Prekindergarten is not mandatory. However, on enrollment in prekindergarten, a child must attend school. All students are subject to compulsory school attendance rules while they are enrolled in school. If a child has not reached 6 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year, the child may be withdrawn from school without violating compulsory attendance rules. TEC §25.085(c), SAAH, Section 3.5
Are districts required to serve three-year-olds who are eligible? No. A district may offer prekindergarten classes if the district identifies 15 or more eligible children who are at least three years of age. A child who is three years old is eligible for prekindergarten only if the district operates a three-year-old prekindergarten program. TEC §29.153(a), SAAH, Section 7.2
May districts keep "waiting lists" of eligible children who are not being served? No, not for eligible four-year-olds. By law, a school district must offer prekindergarten classes if it identifies 15 or more children who are eligible and are four years of age by September 1 of the current school year. If a district offers a program for eligible three-year-old students, a waiting list or lottery for three-year-olds only may be established under district policy. TEC §29.153(a)
Is it necessary to verify/qualify a four-year-old student for PK who was eligible and enrolled in PK as a three- year-old student? LEAs are still required to do their normal qualification process for previously enrolled three-year-old students, even though they would automatically qualify for PK based on their qualification and enrollment as three-year- old PK students. The PEIMS qualification code of automatic eligibility is a code of last resort and is only to be used if a student does not qualify for PK in any other way.
Is a child who was in foster care in a state other than Texas, but is now living in Texas, eligible for prekindergarten? Yes, HB 725 extends prekindergarten eligibility to Texas children who are or have been in foster care in another state or territory.
What documentation is required to verify prekindergarten eligibility for a child who is currently or has previously been in foster care in another state or territory? Acceptable documentation to verify prekindergarten eligibility include:
Adoption paperwork completed by the originating state
What documentation is required to verify prekindergarten eligibility for a child who is currently or has previously been in foster care in Texas? Acceptable documentation to verify prekindergarten eligibility for children who have been in foster care in Texas include:
DFPS foster/kinship placement documentation
PreK verification letter (this letter can be requested by sending the child’s full name and date of birth to: [email protected])
State-Funded Preschool in Colorado | CDE
What is the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)?
CPP is a state-funded, district-run, preschool program. CPP is intended to serve preschool-aged children who are at risk of starting elementary school unprepared due to individual or family factors. Eligibility determination and the enrollment process are coordinated at a local level.
To find out about CPP options in your community, use the Family Contact Directory to find the school district representative who can help you.
What is Preschool Special Education and Child Find?
Preschool special education is a state and federally mandated program for three and four-year-old children who are experiencing challenges in their learning and development and meet state eligibility criteria for special education and related services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my child eligible for CPP?
Child and family qualifying factors must be present in a child’s life in order for a child to be fit for CPP. These factors are determined by the legislature and are not based on income alone. Learn more about legislated eligibility criteria.
What are the age requirements for CPP?
The eligibility date for preschool is the same as the eligibility date for kindergarten in your district. A child must be 3, 4 or 5 by the district's kindergarten age cut-off date, which can be no later than October 1.
If a child is three years old, the child must have three significant family risk factors in their life that put him or her at risk for later school challenges.
If a child is served as a four- or five-year-old, the child must be age-eligible for kindergarten the next year and have one significant family risk factor present in their lives. They may only participate in CPP for one year.
If a child is old enough to attend kindergarten, they cannot be funded by CPP to attend the second year in preschool.
If my family moves, will my child stay in CPP?
Since each school district manages its own program, your child’s spot in CPP cannot be transferred. If you move to a new school district, you will need to go through the enrollment process again in the new district. Because resources are limited, availability for placement cannot be guaranteed when a family moves from district to district.
Resources for Families
The PLAYbook contains information and activities that anyone caring for young children – including parents, siblings, guardians, grandparents, babysitters, neighbors, and family friends - can use to prepare children to be successful when entering kindergarten. The PLAYbook contains activities and information that are designed to get caregivers thinking about building the child’s skills in the locations where they spend time together, using what they may already have around their home through play. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
English Version Spanish Version
The PDF file is interactive, allowing users to take notes or use the checklists and interactive tools digitally! The PLAYbook can also be downloaded and printed.
Find Child Care - Colorado Office of Early Childhood. Child Care Resource and Referral agencies work to connect you with quality early learning programs, like child care and preschool, valuable local resources, and tips for choosing a child care facility.
Head Start programs provide wide-ranging services for low-income children from birth to elementary school at no cost. The program is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based.Use the Head Start Program Locator to find Head Start Programs.
PEAK Parent Center
PEAK Parent Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been serving families and self-advocates across the State of Colorado, and beyond, since 1986.Since its inception, PEAK has maintained a steadfast commitment to ensuring that people with all types of disabilities can be fully included in their neighborhood schools, their communities, and in all walks of life. We welcome you to learn more
How to register a child for enrollment in kindergarten
In this article we will tell you how to enroll a child in kindergarten through the MFC. Unfortunately, simply taking the child to the kindergarten of your choice at the right time for his age will not work, because there are still not enough public kindergartens. It is necessary to register in advance in order to get a place in kindergarten at the right time. This can (and is recommended) be done immediately after the birth of the child, as soon as you have a birth certificate in your hands.
Kindergarten queue: how to get into it
Parents (or legal representatives) of a child of preschool age have the right to enroll a child in a kindergarten queue. You can enroll a child in a kindergarten in different ways:
submit an application and the necessary documents to the Department of Administration (Government) at the place of residence;
through the State Services portal www.gosuslugi.ru by submitting an electronic application;
apply through the multifunctional center (MFC) "My Documents".
Please note: some categories of citizens have priority (benefits) when applying for kindergarten. These categories are listed below (click to enlarge).
How to apply through the MFC
Getting into the queue for kindergarten through the MFC is not a problem. Often this is more convenient than contacting the administration of your district directly, since the MFC has a more convenient work schedule and employees who are always ready to help.
You just need to follow the next 4 steps.
Please note that this service is free.
STEP 1. Appear in person at Multifunctional Center if you are one of the child's parents or their legal representative, taking with you the documents required for registration. List of documents:
an application for registration, in which you can indicate 3 preschool institutions (by priority) in which you want to enroll a child; you can fill out this application right on the spot with the help of an MFC employee and certify with your signature. In the application, indicate the date from which you plan to send the child to kindergarten. Download a sample application for placing a child on the waiting list for kindergarten
document confirming the identity of the applicant (usually a passport). If you are permanently registered in another region, you may need proof of your residence in the municipality where you are applying (for example, a tenancy agreement)
document confirming the right to represent the interests of the child, if the applicant is not a parent
birth certificate of a child
if you have benefits that make your child eligible for first or second priority kindergarten, please bring supporting documentation
if the child needs to be enrolled in a compensatory group (for example, a kindergarten speech therapy group), then bring the conclusion of the psychological, medical and pedagogical commission.
STEP 2. Take an electronic queue ticket at the terminal . Full official name of the service: "Acceptance of applications, registration and enrollment of children in educational institutions that implement the main general educational program of preschool education (kindergartens)" . In many MFCs, you can make an appointment through the MFC website.
STEP 3. Go to the indicated window with an electronic queue ticket and hand over the documents to the MFC employee who will check them, help you fill out and sign the application and issue you a receipt.
STEP 4. After 3-10 working days, come to the MFC and get a certificate of registration of your child with a queue number.
Next, you can check the progress of your queue by calling the Administration at your place of residence. If you applied through the gosuslugi.ru portal, you can also view the queue through the gosuslugi.ru website by following the link, after logging into your personal account.
When the desired date of your child's enrollment in kindergarten approaches, indicated in the application, you will receive a notification from the administration about which preschool institution the child is enrolled in. You should contact this institution and prepare the following documents:
medical report on the state of health of the child (medical card f-026/u) download the medical card form f-026/u sample of filling in the medical card (click to enlarge):
if necessary, enrollment in compensatory and combined groups - the conclusion of the psychological, medical and pedagogical commission.
Please note that if you do not show up, your turn may be given to another child.
How to enroll your child in a kindergarten in Moscow or St. Petersburg
If you live in Moscow, you can enroll your child in a preschool through the mos.ru website (services - education - preschool - kindergarten enrollment).
Once your child has been assigned a queue number, you will be able to find out where they are in the application queue on the same page and make changes to the application if needed.
General phone number of the Public Services Centers in Moscow: (495)777-77-77.
If you live in St. Petersburg, you can sign up for a queue for enrolling your child in a kindergarten using the link.
On this page you can choose whether to apply online or in person at one of the MFCs in St. Petersburg.
Phone for information: (812) 573-90-00 City Call Center MFC St. Petersburg. A list of all MFCs in St. Petersburg with their contact details and opening hours is available on our website.
The term for the provision of the service, grounds for refusal, compensation approximately 6 days to send documents between the MFC and the administration of your area.
There are no state fees: the service is provided free of charge.
The enrollment service may be denied in the following cases:
required documents not submitted
child older than 7 years or younger than 2 months.
Kindergarten enrollment may be refused in the following cases:
failure to submit required documents
failure to appear at the institution on time without good reason.
Many are interested in the question: is there any compensation for not providing a place for a child in kindergarten? The answer is this: such a law should have been adopted back in 2012, but it has not yet been adopted at the federal level. However, in many regions such compensation is indeed paid. At the same time, each region has its own practice established by local authorities, and its own list of documents for processing compensation. If compensation is paid, then, as a rule, at the age of the child from 1.5 to 6 years. For more information, please contact the social security authorities in your area.
Please note that if none of the preschools you have listed on your application are available on the date you have entered, you may be offered another facility. This result is not considered a failure.
We told you how you can enroll your child in kindergarten through the MFC or via the Internet.
If you have any questions, please call the toll-free hotline:
8 (800) 350-84-32 for Russian regions
8 (499) 938-49-63 for Moscow
8 (812) 425-60-96 for St. Petersburg
or use the form for a free consultation.
how to check on public services, submit an application and documents, how to change or withdraw
Six months ago, my son was born. Friends say that there is a big problem with kindergartens now and you have to sign up almost from birth. Just in 3-4 years, the turn, perhaps, will come.
I don't understand how the queue for kindergarten can move for several years. I thought that I would apply when my son was two years old, and in six months at the most I would receive a ticket. But now I doubt: maybe those who are talking about a long-term queue are right. Tell us how to enroll a child in the queue for kindergarten, how it is formed and moves. What if I want to give up my seat? Or will I skip my turn? Details are sorely lacking.
Galina, your fears are correct: those who advise enrolling a child as early as possible are right. I will tell you in more detail how to do this and what generally happens with the queue for kindergarten.
How the queue for kindergarten is formed and how fast it moves
The queue for kindergarten is formed on the basis of applications submitted by parents.
Children who have the right to receive general education are taken into account by local governments of municipal districts and urban districts, as well as information support services at DOW .
paragraph 6, part 1, art. 9 of the Law "On Education in the Russian Federation"
Now the data register is kept in free form, but in 2014 the government approved a unified concept of the federal interdepartmental accounting system.
Government Decree No. 2125-r
According to this concept, the Ministry of Education and Science recommends that local governments keep records of data in electronic form and fix the procedure for keeping records in a municipal regulatory legal act.
p. 1 of Appendix 1 to the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia No. 08-1908
You can ask a question about how data is recorded in your area in person or by phone at the territorial educational authorities - the department of the district or district. In some municipalities, beneficiaries and children who do not have admission advantages are recorded in one queue. In other queues for these categories of citizens are separate.
The movement of the electronic queue depends on free places in kindergartens. Directors of preschool institutions transfer data on vacant places to educational authorities. Children are usually enrolled in kindergartens until June-July of the current year. For example, in Moscow, directions for enrollment in kindergarten are completed from March 1 to May 31. In St. Petersburg, kindergartens for the current year are completed from February 1 to June 30. In Chita - from April 10 to April 29June.
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What to do if the child was not given a place in kindergarten
During the school year, groups can be understaffed, but already for single places, which are vacated upon the personal application of parents about expulsion from the organization.
Most often, the electronic queue moves slowly and may not reach the moment when the parents planned to send the child to kindergarten. Sometimes it even happens that the queue is shifted in the opposite direction.
This is why the electronic queue can move back:
A child has appeared with a privilege to enroll in an organization.
There was a child who moved and, accordingly, changed kindergarten, and his parents applied before you. When moving within the same municipality, the date of application for a place in a kindergarten does not change.
A child appeared who moved from one age group to another, older. And his place in the electronic queue in the new age group was determined in accordance with the date of application, which turned out to be earlier than yours.
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It happens that the electronic queue is rolled back even among beneficiaries: if a child appears who has a benefit of a higher level - for example, the child of a judge or prosecutor has a federal benefit for extraordinary enrollment.
You can view the list of categories of citizens who are eligible for benefits for health reasons, family circumstances and other criteria on the kindergarten website. Usually, legislative acts are also indicated there, on the basis of which benefits are provided, and documents that parents or guardians must present in order to confirm an extraordinary or priority right to enroll in a kindergarten.
In addition to beneficiaries, in most cases, citizens registered at the place of residence on the territory of the municipality have benefits. First of all, they provide places for those who are registered in this area - only after that they consider the applications of citizens with registration at the place of stay.
The queue for kindergarten may move forward for the following reasons:
Someone in front of you has received a place in kindergarten.
The parents of someone in front of you have refused the service.
Someone in front of you has lost their enrollment benefit.
How and where to enroll in a kindergarten, how much it costs
You can enroll a child in a kindergarten through MFC or by submitting an electronic application through the public services portal, if this is possible in your region. You can also apply to the district department or educational authorities, to the information support service at DOU .
The procedure for registering and providing places in a kindergarten is governed by local law, so details about the rules for submitting applications can be found on the official website of your city administration or by calling the information support service.
For example, in Moscow, you can enroll a child in a kindergarten on the official website of the Mayor of Moscow. An electronic application can be submitted by one of the parents or legal representatives of the child. The site has a page with answers to frequently asked questions from parents.
Such information about registration and admission of children should be available not only on the website of the Mayor of Moscow, but also on the official websites of other regional authorities. This is a requirement of the law, it is common for preschool educational institutions in any city. You can find out this information in person or by phone at information service preschool educational institution or view it in electronic form on the website of the kindergarten. Usually, there are detailed instructions for parents with links to the regulations in your locality and addresses MFC , where you can apply to a preschool educational institution.
You can enroll a child in a kindergarten at the actual place of residence of the parents, and not at the place of registration. There are no restrictions on enrollment in federal regulations due to the fact that the child or applicant does not have permanent registration in the area of the city where the kindergarten is located.
In Russia, the right to free pre-school education services in state or municipal educational organizations is granted to all citizens. They can refuse to accept documents to a state or municipal educational organization only if there are no vacancies in it. There is no such ground for refusal as registration in another district in the law.
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How to get a place in a free kindergarten
Enroll for free, the applicant is only required to submit a package of documents to the information support service DOW .
What documents are needed to queue for kindergarten
We recommend that you look at the exact list in the local regulations. Usually, for registration in the information support service, the following documents are required from the applicant:
Passport of the parent or legal representative of the child who submits the application.
Child's birth certificate or equivalent document.
If there is a right to a benefit, a certificate or other document confirming this right.
If someone else submits the application on behalf of the legal representative, he must have a notarized power of attorney indicating that the applicant has the right to do so.
If the application is submitted by a person replacing a parent's child - a guardian or custodian - he must submit a document confirming his rights to the information support service.
The queue for which kindergarten to choose
You choose the kindergarten yourself - see which one is closer and more convenient for you. Some people find it more convenient to have a garden next to their home, while others prefer it next to work.
Parents also pay attention to the opening hours of the kindergarten. Most of the preschool educational institutions are open from 07:00 to 19:00, but there are also those that close at 17:00. If necessary, you can pick up a five-day or round-the-clock kindergarten.
Pay attention to the condition of the building, how long ago it was renovated, what toys children play with, and whether there is a playground. And what matters specifically for your family: is there a speech therapist, foreign language classes, dancing, swimming, other additional activities and services.
According to the rules, there should be no more than 20 children in the group, who are looked after by educators - on the first and second shifts, as well as an assistant educator. But in practice, there are usually more children in groups: due to lack of places, you have to violate the regulations, otherwise too many children will not be able to get into the kindergarten.
clause 1.3 of the regulations approved by the Decree of the Ministry of Labor No. 88
Talk to the manager, educators and parents of other children. See how employees communicate with children during a walk, listen to other parents' reviews of the kindergarten.
If you want your child to start kindergarten by the beginning of the new school year - in July-August - indicate the desired date of enrollment in the application, but please note that it must be no later than September 1 of the year in which you are going send the child to kindergarten. You can also specify a later date, for example, November 15 - in this case, the application will be sent to the electronic queue, but the document will not be taken into account by the system until the date you specified.
When choosing a kindergarten, make sure that your child's age at the time of enrollment falls within the age group that this kindergarten is completed with. For example, if on September 1, 2019your child will be only two years old, you will not be able to get into the kindergarten, which is accepted from the age of three. You need to submit an application to the information support service of the kindergarten that accepts children, for example, from one and a half to three years old.
The number of kindergartens that you can queue for at the same time depends on the regulations in your municipality. Somewhere, when queuing, they allow you to specify five places, somewhere - three. For example, in Samara and Tsimlyansk you can enter five gardens, and in Moscow, Krasnodar and Shakhty - only three. Somewhere applicants can subsequently add other preschool educational organizations. How many kindergartens can be specified, the specialist who accepts the application at 9 will tell0191 MFC , or you can check with the support service of the education department or view it in an electronic form for registration, which you will fill out on the public services portal.
You can change the selected gardens if the former ones no longer suit you for some reason. To do this, you will have to apply for the service again and make changes to the list. The date of enrollment will remain the original, only information about selected educational institutions in your city will be updated.
The first garden specified will be the priority garden, the others will be optional. But it is not a fact that you will receive a ticket to the preferred kindergarten. The system generates a referral to a kindergarten in an automated mode and selects the kindergarten with the highest probability of enrollment.
Are you ready to have a baby?
At what age is enrollment in kindergarten
There are no age restrictions for queuing. The sooner you put your child on the waiting list, the more chances he has to get into kindergarten at the appropriate age. It is best to enroll your child in the queue for kindergarten immediately after receiving a birth certificate.
How to find out the queue number for kindergarten and what is the zero queue
You can check where your child is in the queue at the educational authorities of your city, at MFC or on the public services portal, if there is one in your region such opportunity. To check the queue for kindergarten, you must indicate the number of the application for registration or birth certificate.
Zero queue to the kindergarten means that you have been given a ticket - it's time to go and get it. Notice of referral or denial can be obtained at MFC or education authorities. If in your region it is possible to queue up for a kindergarten using the public services portal, you can get a referral in the user's personal account.
In order not to miss the notice, it is better to regularly monitor the data in your personal account on the public services portal or by phone at MFC . In some cities, commissions considering citizens' applications for queuing for kindergarten additionally report on the decision made. To do this, you need to connect the service of sending letters to e-mail or leave your phone for SMS notifications.
Is it possible to change the number in the queue or speed it up
It is not possible to change the number in the queue at will. The place changes only with the movement of the queue.
You can't refuse your queue for kindergarten in favor of someone else. If you received and returned a ticket, it will go to the common database and the computer will issue it to the next child in line.
There is only one way to speed up the queue for kindergarten: get a benefit. A completely realistic way is to get a job in the desired kindergarten and take advantage of a work permit. Many municipalities establish for the children of employees of municipal and state educational institutions the preferential right to receive a place in DOW .
View a list of all benefit categories in your area. Perhaps there is another suitable option for obtaining educational services.
Is it possible to get into a kindergarten without a queue
You can get into an educational institution without a queue only with a certain benefit.
There are five categories of beneficiaries with the right to extraordinary enrollment of a child in an educational organization:
Citizens exposed to radiation due to the disaster at Chernobyl AES .
Employees of special risk units or their families in case of death.
Employees of the Investigative Committee RF .
paragraph 11 of recommendations on the recruitment of educational institutions from the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science No. 08-1063
How to remove a child from the queue
educational institution. The document can be submitted personally to the information support service preschool educational institution or by e-mail to the educational authorities, through MFC or the public services portal.
If you have not yet decided whether to send your child to kindergarten, and the queue has already come up, you can write an application with a request to postpone admission to kindergarten for a year. In this case, you will be moved to the waiting list for the next year: when placed on a new queue, your number will be calculated from the original date of application.
Where to complain about the queue in the garden
If you believe that your rights have been violated and the queue for kindergarten is moving incorrectly, you can write a complaint against the organization to the education department. If your appeal is not answered or you consider the response received unsatisfactory, you can complain to the prosecutor's office - for example, if you are told that everything is in order and no one goes into the garden without a queue, and you see that your number in the queue to the organization is all further from the target. Employees of the prosecutor's office will check the work of the education department and advance the queue in the order of supervision.
You can also apply to the court to force the employees of the education department to eliminate violations of the provision of services - if it is confirmed that the procedure established by law for the formation and movement of the queue to the organization is violated.