Preschool, Kindergarten Registration Underway

Friday, March 31, 2017

Fresno Unified is excited to announce that enrollment is underway for pre-kindergarten/preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.

The district's early learning programs help children develop skills that will prepare them socially, emotionally, and academically for the rigors of elementary school, building a solid foundation for success in elementary school and beyond.

Families are urged to enroll their children as soon as possible to give the district and schools an opportunity to plan for the number of students this fall.


Prekindergarten, or preschool, is a no-cost program available to families who live within Fresno Unified's boundaries. All families with children who are 4 years old by Dec. 2, 2017 are encouraged to apply. Enrollment packets are available at all elementary school sites. To learn more about the preschool enrollment process, contact the Early Learning Department at (559) 457-3682.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Transitional kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience. TK is designed for students whose fifth birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2017. TK provides opportunities for social-emotional and language development as well as basic mathematics and literacy concepts. After year one, transitional kindergartners progress into a traditional kindergarten classroom for year two.

To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017.

Families should register as soon as possible for TK and kindergarten as spaces fill up fast. Registration for TK and kindergarten takes place daily at each elementary school. Families should contact their home school for more information.

Families who are not sure what school their child will attend should visit Fresno Unified's website at or call (559) 457-3351 and district staff will help locate the correct elementary school based on the home address.

If a child is currently receiving special education services, contact the Special Education Department at (559) 457-3220.