Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration Instructions

Click here for instructions on the kindergarten registration process!

Registration Open ~ Monday, March 14, 2022!

  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is open on Monday, March 14th, 2022.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to:

Full and Half Day Option

Per the Illinois State Board of Education School Code, we are offering half-day and full-day kindergarten programming for all families during the 2022-2023 school year. Kindergarteners will receive core-subject instruction in the morning and additional instruction (specials, lunch, recess) in the afternoon.

New to District 401?

District 401 public schools serve residents of Elmwood Park only.

Students who live on the north side of the railroad tracks attend John Mills Elementary.

Students who live on the south side of the railroad tracks attend Elmwood Elementary.

Kindergarten Round Up

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Round Up! This event will take place at both elementary buildings on May 19th from 5 - 6:30 PM. Stay tuned for more information!

Kindergarten Countdown Camp

Get your child ready for kindergarten with Kindergarten Countdown Camp! This class will take place at our district Summer Learning Academy. For more information and to sign up, please fill out this form. Space is limited!