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MPS hosts Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 20, 2021

Get ready to enroll your child in Head Start and kindergarten! If your child will turn 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 1, enroll now for fall 2021.

Milwaukee Public Schools will host two virtual Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February  20, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 2 P.M.. The fair will help families explore schools, make choices, and enroll students for fall 2021. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade.

All MPS schools that offer Head Start and kindergarten will be available to video chat so families can ask questions, learn about programs, and identify the best options for their children. Families will have the chance to speak directly with school staff. Interpreters will be available. Children are welcome to join the virtual event so they can hear about school programs and be ready to attend in fall.

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Registration for the fairs is recommended using the link

Families can learn about the many programs and offerings in MPS schools. The district provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. Many schools have before- and after-school care to accommodate parents. Bus transportation is available; each school can provide information. Uniforms are worn by students in many MPS schools.

Head Start
Free preschool is available through the federal Head Start program for families who meet income limits. Head Start prepares children for school and teaches important early skills. Transportation is available.  Learn more at

3-year-old Kindergarten: Limited programs are available at some schools. Children must turn 3 by September 1 to be eligible.
4-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district. Children must turn 4 by September 1 to be eligible.
5-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district.
Children must turn 5 by September 1 to be eligible.

For questions about enrollment or the Enrollment Fair, call 414-475-8159.

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Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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