Kindergarten Registration
  • We want to welcome your incoming kindergarten student to School District U-46 ... and to urge you to attend one of our Kindergarten Registration events! You might wonder why U-46 starts kindergarten registration in the winter, but the early start allows us to make plans for staffing and transportation — and start building relationships and sharing important information with incoming families.

    As your child's journey in the state’s second largest school district gets underway, we urge you to look into our award-winning Dual Language program, which is open to incoming kindergarten and 1st grade students. Informational sessions are scheduled in March and April. Please also mark April 14 on your calendars for U46Engage, a session designed to help parents and guardians confidently navigate their young learner’s educational journey through U-46. More info on U46Engage will be posted here in March. 

    To learn how to move forward with kindergarten registration, click on the appropriate section below. If you have any questions about registration, please click on “Student Registration” in Let’s Talk, our online customer service tool.

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How Do I Register My Child for Kindergarten?

  • To be age eligible to enter kindergarten next fall, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020. 

  • For families who are new to School District U-46

  • For current U-46 families with a new kindergarten student

  • Families with a student enrolled in a U-46 preschool

  • If you missed your Kindergarten Registration event

  • Once you have provided all the required documents, and your child is registered and enrolled in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year, your family will be included in all future communications. If you have questions about identifying your home school, this site will help determine it, or you can call U-46 at 847-888-5000 ext. 5715 (English) or ext. 5016 (Spanish).