D300 kindergarten students receive a robust education that builds a strong foundation for future learning and academic success.
Incoming Kindergarten Student Powerpoint Presentation
In February of 2017, Dr. Bill Doran, District 300's Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools, hosted a series of informational evenings for parents of incoming kindergarten students. You can view Dr. Doran's PowerPoint Presentation (as a PDF) by clicking here.
Differences Between Full-Day and Half Day Kindergarten*
(*Please note, the videos below were filmed in the winter of 2016. As D300 continues to enhance our educational experience for all students, some of the information below may no longer be applicable. If you have a specific question about the kindergarten experience, please contact Dr. Bill Doran). The table below demonstrates the difference in instructional time between our full-day and half-day kindergarten programs. You can learn more about the academic instruction that occurs inside the classroom by viewing the related videos below.
(Please note: Part-time kindergarten students can only attend the morning session and will not be eligible for transportation home)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a cost for kindergarten?
A: There is a $130 student fee associated with full-day kindergarten. There is a $100 student fee associated with half-day kindergarten. There is no monthly tuition fee for either full-day or half-day kindergarten.
Q: How do I register a child who is not currently enrolled in kindergarten?
A: Contact your child's zoned school and begin the registration process. During this time the school will provide you with all of the information you need regarding physical examinations, required documents, and medical.
During the registration process, you will have an opportunity to indicate your preference for full-day kindergarten or part-time kindergarten.
Your child's school will provide you with information relating to class assignment, supplies, and important meet and greet dates later this summer.
Q: Will full-day kindergarten students ride the bus?
A: Yes, eligible full-day kindergarten students will be have transportation provided. Information regarding transportation can be found on by clicking here.
Transportation routing information will be mailed home approximately one week prior to the start of school.
Additional information and answers to additional questions may be found by clicking here.