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Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten

Below are links for Kindergarten registration information and interest forms for Transitional Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten (formerly Jump Start)

Ferndale Schools are offering a Transitional Kindergarten program. 

This program is for any child turning 4 years of age prior to September 1, and have NOT yet had any preschool experience.

  • Located at each of our five elementary schools
  • Schedule: Follows the school district calendar
  • Bus transportation can be provided for those who meet district boundary guidelines

Transitional Kindergarten Interest Form

Formulario de interés para Kinder Transicional (En Español)

Please submit your interest form by April 8, 2024. The early learning team will review interest forms and notify families of their screening eligibility before May 1.


If you have any questions, please call our Early Learning Specialist, Nina Ballew at 360-383-9987.

To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year, a child must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2024. 

Registering Your Child for Kindergarten

To register your child for school, please complete our online registration form:

Online Registration

*Online registration is not available for incoming preschool students. 

Registration Requirements:

  • Your child’s birth certificate 
  • Proof of residency (your address), acceptable proof includes government issued documents, lease or rental agreement, utility bills
  • Immunization records

If you are unable to complete the online registration, click below to be forward to our school registration page:

Registration Page


Additional Information:

Note: Additional immunization information is available at the Washington State Department of Health webpage

Please complete and return all forms to the school your child will attend.


Not sure which School is your Neighborhood school?                -> Click here to view the District's boundary map

            -> Click here to enter your address into the InfoFinder System


Please complete a registration packet (located above). In addition, please complete the early learning survey and the kindergarten readiness survey below.

Be sure to sign up for our online meal program. Read more information about online payments on the Child Nutrition webpage

Elementary School Address Locations

Please call the Ferndale School District at 360-383-9200 with questions.