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Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Caldwell County Schools! As you plan to enroll your child, we would like to help make the enrollment process quick and easy.  Please refer to the tabs on the left side of this page for more information regarding registration. 

Registration is held in the spring of each year.  A child entering Kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31 of the year he/she is presented for enrollment.


**Attention Parents: Kindergarten Open Enrollment Will Begin February 1st. All Parents Wishing to Submit a Transfer Request Will Need to Complete the Kinder Enrollment First Before Making the Request for a Transfer. Please Call the School Your Child Will Be Attending with Any Questions Concerning Enrolling Beginning February 1, 2024.  

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In accordance with NC Session Law 2021-117, a searchable website for kindergarten options has been created by NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. This interactive tool helps North Carolina families find kindergarten education opportunities offered by public schools, including charter schools, and private schools. Search results also indicate if a private school has  Opportunity Scholarship and/or Education Student Accounts (ESA+) programs. The Division of Child Development and Early Education will update the Kindergarten School Search information each year by June 1st.

You can search for schools offering kindergarten by school name, school type (public, private, or charter), and/or location using county, city, or zip code. Results may be printed or saved as needed.

The schools listed may or may not have current kindergarten openings. Contact a private or charter school directly for information. Public school enrollment is handled at the local level. Please contact your school district for further details.

  • Students enrolling in Caldwell County Schools must reside within the geographical boundaries of the school district.  If you are unsure which district you are in, you may find this information Caldwell County Government GIS webpage.

    1. Enter Property Address. For the word Street, use St; Drive is Dr; Court is Ct: Circle is Cir; etc.
    2. Select Search.  Once you have confirmed you have the correct address, you will need to find your assigned school district.
    3. Select the Layers tab. Scroll down.
    4. Select Elementary School Districts. The map to the left will show the assigned school district.
  • Caldwell County School accepts out-of-district students, assuming space is available (fees may apply).  Information for transfer requests can be found on the Caldwell County Schools Student Services webpage.

  • Kindergarten registration is separate from kindergarten screening. Registration occurs online and starts the process from your child's records being added into the Caldwell County Schools' student records program. Kindergarten screening occurs directly at the school. More information including screening dates and times for each school can be found here.