There are currently two legislative proposals to change laws effecting kindergarten. One proposes to phase in and fund full-day kindergarten starting with schools that serve the most economically disadvantaged children. The other proposes to mandate that children turn 5 prior to September 1 to attend kindergarten during that school year, with no clause to allow for exceptions.
Check status of SB 1362 – Full Day Kindergarten; phase in
Check status of SB 1032 – kindergarten; first grade; age requirements
Early Childhood Education
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin #15
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Nicol Russell, Deputy Associate Superintendent