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Kindergarten at Avondale - The Road to Your Child’s Future

Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child's future, and we're excited to welcome you on this journey! Avondale provides a safe and comfortable environment for your child to learn and grow. We're proud of our family like atmosphere, which allows our staff to provide personalized attention to each student, setting them up for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

Enrollment & Program Info

Kindergarten Classrooms at:

Auburn Elementary
Deerfield Elementary
Woodland Elementary
R. Grant Graham Elementary

Is Transitional Kindergarten a better fit for your child? 

Transitional Kindergarten Info

School Hours: 8:32 a.m. - 3:39 p.m.
Half-Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.
Early Release (for Professional Development): 1:35 p.m.

Avondale Kindergarten Classrooms ~
Building Blocks for Lifelong Learners

  • Curriculum that introduces new content while building on student's individual knowledge base
  •  Teaching strategies that meet individual student's learning style
  • Instruction methodology that delivers curriculum content while building real-world skills including communication, cooperation, and teamwork
  • Lessons designed to promote creativity and creative thinking
  • Realistic age-appropriate classroom expectations that establish learning environment norms for future classroom experiences
  • Culturally diverse student population that celebrates and reflects diversity in the real world
  • Environment that fosters partnerships between parents, teachers, students, staff and community
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Learning for the Future

Within our Kindergarten classrooms at each of our Avondale Elementary schools, you'll find dedicated, highly-qualified educators that have tailored our Kindergarten curriculum to engage your child and prepare them to be ready to enter 1st grade. Beyond traditional teaching methods, our Kindergarten teachers help students develop critical thinking skills and creativity, helping them excel in all types of subjects like math, science, music, and art. From reading and writing to social emotional learning, we provide the foundation for your child to grow and thrive throughout their educational journey in elementary school, middle school, high school, and beyond. 

Avondale Transitional Kindergarten

We recognize that some students may require some additional time before they are completely comfortable embarking on their Kindergarten journey. To help prepare them for their first big step into their educational, we're proud to offer our FREE Transitional Kindergarten program. This is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for incoming students to learn in a developmentally appropriate environment aligned with the growth of their unique social, emotional, and academic skills; featuring an adjusted curriculum designed to cultivate a strong foundation in these critical areas and set the stage for success throughout their entire academic careers.

Why Transitional Kindergarten?

The ultimate purpose of the Avondale Transitional Kindergarten Program is to provide a positive first experience for students attending school for the first time. Our teachers meet students at their individual level, nurture an early enthusiasm for learning and personal growth, and ensure that they are not lost during this crucial time of academic and social development.

  • How is my child placed in Transitional Kindergarten?

    All our Kindergarten-age students follow the same pre-screening process including an assessment of social emotional readiness, language skills, fine motor skills, and letter and number knowledge. Historical data from preschool programs is also taken into consideration. If your child is found to meet the criteria for Transitional Kindergarten in these areas during pre-screening, they will be placed in the program.

    First-time students who are accepted via Kindergarten Waiver will also be placed in Transitional Kindergarten. 

  • Is there a cost for Transitional Kindergarten?

    No. This is a completely free program.

  • Does every Avondale Elementary School offer Transitional Kindergarten?

    Yes. All of our elementary schools are scheduled to run Transitional Kindergarten programs for the 2021-2022 school year: including Auburn, Deerfield, Woodland, and R. Grant Graham. Please note that if enrollment is low, there could be circumstances in which programs must be combined, in which case families will be consulted regarding enrollment.

  • Where will my child go to school post-Transitional Kindergarten?

    Students will be promoted to a traditional kindergarten classroom at the school in which they attended the program. To find out which zone you are located in and which elementary school your child will be attending, please click the button below to view our district map.

    Avondale School District Map
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Enroll Your Child Today!

Are you ready to join the Avondale family? We can't wait to welcome you! To enroll your student in Kindergarten at one of our Avondale Elementary Schools, you’ll need to fill out a few forms and questionnaires, including our Enrollment Packet linked below. Once you’ve completed and submitted the forms, we'll be able to process your application and provide you with more information on finalizing your enrollment. This is the first step in your student's road to the future – congratulations!

Enrollment Forms Required Health Screening Form

Kindergarten Enrollment, Applications, Forms & Resources

See below for helpful resources related to enrolling your child in Kindergarten within Avondale School District. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.