Kindergarten Readiness/Enrollment

Children must be 5 years old by September 1 to begin Kindergarten. Children turning 5 between September 1 and December 1 may be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK).

Contact your local school district for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten enrollment. Enrollment usually begins in February or March of the year a child will start.

Click here to download a contact and registration brochures for Alameda County school districts.

Summer Pre-K can be a great way to get ready for Kindergarten. Click here for a list of Alameda County summer pre-K programs.

Kindergarten is a big transition for all children and there are certain skills that will help them thrive during this big change. Click here to view a website that lists Skills Your Child Needs for Kindergarten.




Early Childhood
Mental Health

Preschool /
Head Start

Preschool Special


Additional Links


EBCLO’s Education Advocacy Program works to help youth succeed in school.

Mental Health Advocacy

Mental health is a critical and often overlooked aspect of a young person’s health. This page provides resources that can help.

Special Education

EBCLO’s Education Advocacy Program advocates on behalf of Alameda County foster youth receiving or in need of special education services wherever they may be placed.