LEARN Kindergarten Entry Age Procedures

In 2023, the Connecticut Legislature changed the birth date cutoff for a child to enter kindergarten. Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, children must be turning 5 years old on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year to be automatically eligible for kindergarten.

Parents/guardians are permitted to submit a waiver to a school requesting early kindergarten admittance for a child who will not turn 5 by September 1, 2024. 

See the LEARN Kindergarten Entry Age Procedures 2024-2025 waiver guide for more information.