How old does my child need to be to get into kindergarten in public school?
Your child must be 5 years old to enter kindergarten in Hawai`i.
You will need to register your child with the Hawai`i Department of Education (DOE) to attend school. There are two options until the 2013-2014 school year:
- If your child turns 5 on or before August 1, you can enroll your child in kindergarten
- If your child turns 5 on or after August 2, but before December 31, you can enroll your child in junior kindergarten