Michigan Kindergarten – Age Requirements

The Michigan age requirement for enrollment in Kindergarten is:

November 1, for 2013-2014
October 1, for 2014-2015
September 1, for 2015-2016

MCL 380.1147 Enrollment of child in kindergarten; age; eligibility

(2) In a school district that provides kindergarten, until the 2013-2014 school year, a child who is a resident of the school district may enroll in the kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on December 1 of the school year of enrollment. Subject to subsection (3), for the 2013-2014 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on November 1, 2013. Subject to subsection (3), for the 2014-2015 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on October 1, 2014. Subject to subsection (3), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1 of the school year of enrollment.

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This article was originally published on September 22, 2009. It has been revised and republished on May 11, 2014.

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