Phone: 218-284-3371
Fax: 218-284-3333


District Office
1313 30th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560

Building Hours:

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Please see below for additional kindergarten registration steps.

Welcome families - Kindergarten enrollment begins here! We are here to ensure you have all of the information you need to set your child up for a positive first learning experience. Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to begin kindergarten.

Below you will find a kindergarten checklist. This outlines all of the steps to complete enrollment.

Kindergarten Checklist

Step 1

Complete Online Kindergarten Registration.

Online enrollment is now open. After the initial processing of your registration, you will receive an email and letter in the mail with additional kindergarten information!

Click here to start the 2024-25 enrollment process.

step 2

Complete Early Childhood Screening.

Please call the Moorhead Area Public Schools Community Education Office to learn more 218-284-3400 or visit Early Childhood Screening Registration to register. All children are required to complete an Early Childhood Screening prior to enrolling in kindergarten.

step 3

Submit Important Registration Documents.

The mailed letter you receive will include information about where and how to submit these documents. 

  • Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Provide current, accurate and valid proof of district residency. Examples include: mortgage statement, utility bill, lease agreement, etc.

  • Current Immunization Records (click here to see what is required for students to have)

  • All legal custody documents if applicable

step 4

Attend Keys to Kindergarten.

This event is a great opportunity for Kindergarten families to see their elementary school, meet staff and teachers and ask any questions or concerns you might have. Please choose the elementary building closest to your residence or if you know which building your child will attend, you may choose that one.

Minnesota Department of Education Resources

MDE Kindergarten Brochure

Check out this helpful resource from the Minnesota Department of Education. This brochure provides tips for enrolling in kindergarten.