• EARLY ENTRANCE INTO KINDERGARTEN
     (KINDERGARTEN READINESS TESTING)
     
    Registration for KRT is open for the 2019-20 school year
     

     
    Children who are 5 years old by August 31, 2019 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. However, children who turn 5 between September 1 and December 31, 2019 may participate in our testing sessions to assess child readiness for Boy with Pencil early entrance into kindergarten. All Kindergarten Readiness Testing (KRT) registration will be available online in early Spring. There is a $105.00 fee for Kindergarten Readiness Testing. An Open Enrollment Application will also be required. The Open Enrollment Application helps the Elementary Education office match up the Kindergarten Readiness Testing registration from the Assessment office.  Please complete the 2019 Open Enrollment application prior to registering for KRT.
     
    Testing sessions will be held at Haley Elementary School (3401 S. Layton Lakes Blvd).  Please bring your child's original Birth Certificate and allow up to one hour for the assessment. The assessment is individually administered by a Kindergarten teacher. Test results will be mailed within two weeks of the testing date. **Early entrance into Kindergarten does not guarantee placement in CTA and/or accelerated programming.
     

    Test Information

    In order for children to qualify for early entrance into kindergarten, students must be able to demonstrate the following basic skills (Please note that the list below describes general concepts that are tested in the KRT). Due to the assessment being a secure document, we are unable to list every test concept or question.

     Social and Emotional Skills

    • Communicate clearly and answer questions in complete sentences
    • Separate easily from parents/caregivers without getting upset
    • Interact appropriately with adults
    • Follow simple instructions with 2 to 3 step directions
    • Know personal information (name and age)
    • Pay attention to a single task for an extended period of time

    Academic Skills

    • Identify upper and lowercase letters
    • Count to 20 and identify numbers
    • Basic math skills
    • Identify colors
    • Identify shapes
    • Write his/her own name
    • Basic literacy skills
    • Express ideas and thoughts verbally
    Fine/Gross Motor Skills
    • Ability to write with a pencil and color with a crayon
    • Use proper grip while using scissors
    • Cut with scissors

    Please note: If your student has not yet demonstrated these skills, we would recommend that you consider one of our district's preschool or child care options. We have expanded our preschool options in order to accommodate varying levels of development. Please refer to the Community Education section of our website for additional information on other quality programs we offer.

     
    Getting our littlest CUSD students off to a great start is one of our most treasured responsibilities. We are excited to offer a variety of programs and services to you and hope to be able to accommodate your preschooler's needs.
     
    Contact
    For information regarding the testing sessions, call the Assessment office at 480-812-7674.
    For information regarding our preschool options, call the Community Education office at 480-224-3914.
    For information regarding open enrollment, call the Elementary Education office at 480-812-7610.
     
     
     
     
    Click here for more information regarding our kindergarten programs. 

Early Childhood
1525 W Frye Rd. Chandler, Arizona 85224
Phone: 480-224-3900
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.