Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Lynden School District values families as the first and best educators in a child’s life.  We look forward to partnering with families and community resource providers to nurture every child’s development.

“School readiness” is much more than knowing letters and sounds.  Playing, talking, listening to your child talk, exploring the world and wondering about it, learning new words, counting, measuring, running, skipping, climbing, all prepare children for school and for life. We will continue to add resources here to support families, caregivers, and children. 

Below you will find information about school and community resources.

Age requirements for kindergarten and first grade entry are established by the State of Washington, based upon the average age of readiness. A student must be at least five years of age on or before midnight, August 31st of any year to be admitted into kindergarten. Early entrance will be considered for children born after September 1 of the desired year of entry by completing the following form packet:
Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application
Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application – Spanish