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Kindergarten Information

District 191 has been providing full-day, every-day kindergarten to all students at no cost to their families since 2012-13. We committed to providing this for our students even before the state began funding full-day kindergarten because of the immense research about the importance of early learning and the District's commitment to providing equal opportunities for all children so they can achieve their maximum potential. 

To register for kindergarten, please contact district's Welcome Center at 952-707-4180 or e-mail at 

If you do not know which school your child will attend, enter your address in the SchoolFinder feature.

Kindergarten Information Nights

If you have a child who will be attending kindergarten starting in the fall of 2016, please attend one or more of the following information nights at District 191 elementary schools. 

  • Gideon Pond Elementary * - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the school Media Center; and Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Chancellor Manor Community Room
  • Harriet Bishop Elementary* - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Hidden Valley Elementary - Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 6 p.m. 
  • Vista View Elementary* - Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sioux Trail Elementary - Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. (Building tours offered Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.)
  • Sky Oaks Elementary - Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • William Byrne STEM Elementary - Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Rahn Elementary School of Arts & Technology - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (Building tours offered Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m. and Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.)
  • Marion W. Savage Elementary* - Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • Edward Neill Elementary - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6 p.m.

* Indicates that students are welcome to attend along with parents

You will be able to register for kindergarten at your school’s information night. To complete registration, parents should bring their child’s birth certificate or other proof of age, immunization records, emergency contact information, and a utility bill or other proof of residency (not a driver’s license).

You can also register in advance online at or by visiting the District 191 Welcome Center located at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 West Burnsville Pkwy., 952-707-4180 or Hours are 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

More information about kindergarten is available in the guide below.


Kindergarten Prep Checklist

Wondering what you need to do to get ready for kindergarten? Keep yourself on schedule with this comprehensive checklist.

Early Learning 
□ Participate in Early Childhood Family Education through District 191 Community Education

Registration Prep
□ Schedule an early childhood screening for your child. Call 952-707-4100 for an appointment. Save the report for registration.

□ Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date.

Required Documents
□ Registration form for new students

□ Early childhood screening report (see above)

□ Immunization record

□ Birth certificate or other legal proof-of-age form

□ Proof of home address such as a utility bill (not a driver's license)

How to register
□ Register your child online, or

□ Register your child in person at the district's Welcome Center in Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. 952-707-4180, or

□ In person by attending a kindergarten information at your child's school.