Q: Who is eligible to attend 4K programs?

A: State-funded prekindergarten for four-year-olds serves children in the "most at-risk" category, where family income falls 100% below poverty level or the family is eligible for services such as Even Start, Head Start, state-funded family literacy programs, Social Security, food stamps, Medicaid or temporary assistance to needy families (TANF). 

Q: How old does a child have to be to attend a 4K program?

A: State law states that, "students may enter kindergarten in the public schools of this State if they will attain the age of four on or before September 1st of the applicable school year."

Q: Who is eligible to attend 5K programs?

A: Attendance is mandatory and compulsory for five-year-olds. State law states, "students may enter kindergarten in the public schools of this State if they will attain the age of five on or before September 1st of the applicable school year."

Q: What is the age requirement for First Grade?

A: Students may enter 1st grade in the public schools if they will attain the age of six on or before September 1st of the applicable school year


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