Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Uxbridge Kindergarten Registration
Taft Early Learning Center will be holding Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming school year. The minimum Kindergarten entrance age is five (5.0) years as of September 1 of the year the child enters school.
Register at Taft ELC, 16 Granite Street, January 6 - 17th, 2020 between 9 am - 2 pm, also on January 9th between 5 - 7 pm. A registration packet can be downloaded from the school website, www.Uxbridgeschools.com, or picked up at Taft now between 9-2. Bring the completed registration packet with you, along with the following:
Proof of Uxbridge Residency:
- Please bring a copy of your recent utility bill, and purchase & sales agreement or
- Your driver's license
- Please bring your child's original birth certificate (we will make copy)
- Immunization records/recent physical (within one year)
- In cases of divorce/separation, provide a copy of divorce decree with custody agreement or any information regarding custody, (i.e. restraining order, etc.)
All children who are of age to enter Kindergarten shall be screened. Screening takes place in June, prior to a child’s entrance into Kindergarten. Families will receive a letter in May with the dates and times for screening. Parents need to call the number that is on the letter to set up an appointment to have their child screened. The purpose of Kindergarten screening is to gain information regarding your child’s developmental skills such as how they use their body (motor skills), knowledge of basic concepts like counting and colors (conceptual skills), and their use of language.
The skills described above have proved important in helping predict a child’s success in the classroom. The screening tests can help to identify if the child’s skills are appropriate for his/her age at this time or if further testing may be needed. This information can help plan your child’s education, and if necessary, begin to look at any special needs that he/she may have in the school setting.
First Day of School
In order to ease the adjustment into Kindergarten for your child we will hold an Open House. Date and time will be posted later.
You and your child will have the opportunity to meet the teacher, visit the classroom, get familiar with the building and see the playground. Bus transportation is not provided on this day, however we will have a bus on our premises so you and your child can board the bus and be introduced to the bus rules, etc.
Parent Conferences/Progress Reports
Parent conferences are scheduled twice during the school year. These day and evening conferences are scheduled during Education Week in November and in mid-May. Be aware that at any time you may have a question about your child’s progress, his/her teacher will be more than happy to schedule time to discuss your concerns.