Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child and we want the sign-up process to go as smoothly as possible for your family. Kindergarten sign-up is now underway for all families.  We experience longer lines and wait times as the school year draws near so we recommend completing the process early.

Children who are five years old on or before September 15 are eligible for Kindergarten starting with the 2023-24 school year. Find the information you need to start enrollment below.


Everyone is required to provide the following documents:*

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization records;
  • Photo ID;
  • Resident verification (may include, but not limited to: recent utility bill, current vehicle registration, recent DHS paperwork, signed lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord.)

*All documentation must be received before sign-up can be completed.


Please visit the Welcome Center located at 1000 Porter Avenue with all the above listed documents to enroll your student(s). If you have any questions, the Welcome Center can be contacted at 242-7371.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(The Welcome Center will close for 30 minutes each day around the noon hour for lunch.)

Note: The Welcome Center will be closed on November 23-24, December 25-29, and January 1.

We know you and your family may have many questions. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on a variety of topics related to school attendance at DMPS.