Kindergarten Registration

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:07pm

Registration for new students or students entering public school kindergarten in the fall of 2019 begins the week of March 11th, 2019, in all Howard County public elementary schools. Hours for registration at Ilchester Elementary School will be 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of that week.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland.  State law requires that children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019 must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019.  Children entering first grade in the fall of 2019 must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2019.  For details about registration and enrollment, visit

Online registration is now open by visiting the aforementioned website should you chose.

Parents or guardians are to register at the school currently serving the address where the child's parent or guardian resides.  Parents may check the School and Bus Locator link on the school system website,

The parent or guardian must present the following information at the time of registration:

.  The child's evidence of birth

.  An authorized record of immunizations

.  Proof of residency in the form of a lease, a deed and a utility bill

.  Photo ID of the parent/guardian

.  Proof of custody

Driver's licenses and voter registration cards will not be accepted as proof of residence.  State law prohibits a child from attending school for even one day unless proof of immunization has been provided.  Immunization and health forms are available at each elementary school.


The PTA welcomes you to attend special activities designed to help your child transition smoothly to kindergarten.  Please complete this form to sign up for Junior Cheetah Day on May 1, 2019 and receive other communication from our PTA.   


Meet and Greet Playdates 2019
We look forward to meeting your child!  Please click here to choose a time to visit and play with other incoming Kindergarten students.