Thank you for choosing the Casa Grande Elementary School District for the education of your child.  We believe in the value, uniqueness, and potential of every child and we look forward to meeting you and your family.  This page provides information, details, and forms that outline our Kindergarten and KinderSteps programs.  If you have any questions about the enrollment process, you can contact any school office or the District Office at (520) 836-2111.

    By Governing Board policy and state law, children enrolling in kindergarten must turn 5 before September 1. Since August 2011, Kindergarten students have been learning the Arizona Academic Content Standard for English Language Arts and Mathematics (The Common Core State Standards). For more information about the key things Kindergarten students will learn, the National Parent Teacher Organization (PTA) has created a parent guide.

    Parents have several young learner options for children who will have their 5th birthday after August 31 but by December 31.

    • Option 1: KinderSteps
      Children who turn 5 after August 31 but by December 31 may apply to participate in the KinderSteps Program. The KinderSteps program offers age-exception students the opportunity to participate in a regular full-day Kindergarten at their home school. Students who apply for KinderSteps will be required to meet the District's criteria for Kindergarten readiness as assessed on the District screener. Screening appointments will be scheduled for early spring. The KinderSteps application can be found below.
    • Option 2: Early Childhood Learning Center
      Parents may choose to have their child(ren) participate in other pre-kindergarten options for 3 1/2 to 5 year olds at the Early Childhood Learning Center. 
    • Option 3: Parents may choose to wait another year to enroll their child(ren) in the Casa Grande Elementary School District.