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Kindergarten Fast Facts for Florida

— State: Florida Department of Education
Updated on Dec 19, 2011

 Required Immunizations  Number of Doses
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis 4  or 5
Polio 3 or 4
MMR 2*
Hepatitis B 2 or 3
Hepatitis A  -
Varicella 2

* Effective for K to 12 in 2008/2009 school year: 2nd dose of mumps and rubella. Preferably as two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine (MMRV) in the combined form.

Required Documentation: Department of Health Form 680

Ask your doctor, clinic or county health department to fill out the Department of Health Form 680 for you. Dont forget to take your child's immunization record with you. The local county health department or healthcare provider will need this information

Web Pagehttp://doh.state.fl.us/Disease_ctrl/immune/community/index.htm Kindergarten entry cutoff date:  Florida law (Section 1003.21(1)(a)2, Florida Statutes) specifies that children who have attained the age of five years on or before September 1 of the school year are eligible for admission to public kindergarten during that school year based on rules prescribed by the school board. Students are eligible for kindergarten attendance provided they meet the age requirement. Web Page:  http://www.fldoe.org/faq/default.asp?Dept=107&ID=513#Q513

More registration information: Webpage, pdf, contact info:  Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) Web Page: http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/sruss.asp Pre-kindergarten?:  Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Web Page:  http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/ Expenditure per student:  $7215.00

Web Page:  http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d07/tables/dt07_174.asp Other information/articles:

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)   http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/FLKRS-Screener08.pdf
   http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/FLKRS-
Parent Responsibility Poster  ParentResponsibility08.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions      http://www.fldoe.org/faq/default.asp?Dept=107&ID=702#Q702

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