Kindergarten registration April 7th for 10 localities
If your child will be five years old by September 30, and you live in the Richmond area, April 7th is kindergarten registration day.
This year, for the first time, for the cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights, and the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan and Charles City, April 7th will be kindergarten registration day.
Sipe: What that has allowed is for us to work together on outreach, to be able to get to more parents, to be able to utilize the media better and to be able to have one common message.
Barbara Couto Sipe, Director of Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, noted that last year, of the 12 thousand five year-olds in kindergarten, more than 4,000 registered late.
Sipe: So that meant the schools had less time to prepare the classrooms, less time for families to have immunized and screened for developmental disabilities.
Smart Beginnings is facilitated by the United Way of Greater Richmond and the Petersburg and Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
John Ogle, WCVE News