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Kindergarten Registration

The Colonial School District full day kindergarten program is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that celebrates each child’s learning potential, while developing his or her unique identity. The anticipated outcome of full day kindergarten is to acquire the essential skills necessary to be successful in first grade and beyond.

Goals & Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for children to have learning experiences that are child-centered and developmentally appropriate.
  • To involve students in hands-on experiences that provide the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of skills and concepts.
  • To emphasize language development and appropriate pre-literacy experiences.
  • To create the appropriate learning environment that addresses the diverse needs of each student as an individual learner.
  • To provide experiences that foster development in the affective domains and encourage all children to recognize and attain their full potential.
  • To creatively integrate technology throughout the instructional curriculum, thereby ensuring access to the learning tools of the 21st century.
  • To provide experiences that empower families to become partners in the education of their children.

Kindergarten students will begin the year learning to:

  • Listen, understand, & follow school rules.
  • Recognize upper & lower case letters & numbers up to 20.
  • Print first & last name beginning with a capital letter followed by lower case letters.
  • Listen to & discuss stories.
  • Think mathematically & investigate to solve problems with numbers, data, & space.
  • Understand & identify the five senses.
  • Develop expressive writing skills.
  • Socialize & enjoy learning with their peers.

Early Admission to Kindergarten

In unique circumstances and on an individual basis, a child whose 5th birthday falls between September 1 and November 30 may be considered for early admission to kindergarten.

Such students must demonstrate testing results that place them in the upper 5% of all children his/her age on a standardized, norm-referenced test. They must score in the superior range in both cognitive and academic screening.

Early Admission Testing is NOT available for birthdays that fall after November 30, for families who do not reside in Colonial School District.

You may request an application for testing by contacting Student Services at 302-323-2872. The deadline for applications is May 15th.



“Love this school and the way your child is put first…my child has a learning disability and she has so many champions in her corner….also the weekly videos are a fun way to see what’s going on in their day!!! I love it. All 5 of my kids have gone here, and I have never regretted a single moment of my choice!!!”

– Carrie Downie Parent


All Kindergarten classes in the Colonial School District are full day.  You can register at any elementary school in the Colonial School District during school hours. Children who will be five years old on or before August 31 of the current year, are eligible to attend kindergarten.  To register a child, parents must bring the child’s original birth certificate, immunization record (including proof of Hepatitis-B immunization and lead screening), a physical or one scheduled, and at least one proof of residence (current gas, water or electric bill, home lease or title).



Carrie Downie: (302) 323-2926

Castle Hills: (302) 323-2915

Colwyck: (302) 429-4085

Eisenberg: (302) 429-4074

Pleasantville: (302) 323-2935

Southern: (302) 832-6300

Wilmington Manor:(302) 323-2901

Kathleen H Wilbur: (302) 832-6330


For information on Early Admission, please call Schools Division at (302) 323-2872


How old does my child have to be to attend kindergarten?
Their 5th birthday must be on or  before August 31st.
Do you provide transportation?
Children who live more than one mile from school may ride a school bus. In order to coordinate transportation, please make sure that your child’s school has your current and accurate address by  the end of July.
Do you provide breakfast & lunch?
You may choose to pack healthy items your child enjoys or receive a free nutritious breakfast and lunch in the school cafeteria.
How do I register my child?
Please provide your child’s school with the following by August 31st
•  Child’s original birth certificate with state seal.
•  Proof of residence (i.e. signed lease, mortgage agreement, or current gas, water, or electric bill).
•  Proof of immunizations, doctor’s physical exam, lead screening and all required medical tests (a form may be provided to take to the doctor).
• Completed Student Data Card