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Kindergarten Age Requirements

Posted Date: 10/07/2023

Hurlbutt Elementary School
Laura Kaddis, Principal
9 School Road
Weston, Connecticut 06883

October 6, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Many of you are aware that the State of Connecticut has changed the age requirements for students to enroll in a public school kindergarten. The new law states that students entering kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2024. For your reference, the change is reflected in Public Act 23-208 section 1(a)


Any child who is not five years old on or before September 1, 2024, but turns five before January 1, 2025, may submit a request in writing to me, Mrs. Laura Kaddis, Principal of Hurlbutt Elementary School, to be considered for early enrollment. Prior to any request, I encourage families to discuss this important transition with their child’s preschool provider. 


Students who are enrolled in the Hurlbutt Early Learning Center (ELC) who are not 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2024, will remain in the ELC until they are age-eligible for kindergarten.  


The Weston Board of Education is in the process of reviewing and amending the Ages of Attendance Policy (5112) to reflect the new legislation. 


As a reminder, Hurlbutt Elementary School opens the kindergarten registration process beginning in January 2024.  


Please contact me directly at if you have questions.




Laura Kaddis