Call your local school district to find out when your child can start kindergarten. Ask if there are programs to help prepare your child for kindergarten, and find out about shots your child must have before she starts school. For information about shots, see the
Your Child's Check-Ups page in this guide.
Ask which public school your child will go to. You may be able to ask for a different school if you want.
After your child starts kindergarten, ask when you can go to a parent meeting. Use the parent meeting to find out what skills your child must learn before she can go to first grade.