In order to adequately prepare, Wayne County’s public school districts want to have nearly accurate counts for fall preschool and kindergarten enrollment before school lets out for summer.

Thus, many are organizing enrollment events to help kids and parents get acquainted with the building and turn in necessary paperwork.

Although each district handles its own registration, most ask for documents such as birth certificates, immunization records, proof of residency (mortgage or rental statement plus utility bill, tax document or driver’s license) and custody/guardianship paperwork if applicable. Many schools post their required documents on their Facebook page or website, or a list can be obtained by calling the school office.

Parents are encouraged to ask questions and find the program that best fits their child’s needs and their family schedule and budget. Some offer half-day or full-day care or both. Some offer discounted or free preschool tuition for qualifying low-income families.

Western Wayne

Kindergarten roundup will take place April 12 at Western Wayne Elementary, 801 E. Delaware St., Cambridge City.

Reservations were requested at 765-478-3622 by April 7 for 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. appointments. 

Families can enjoy an ice cream social, tours, meeting teachers and learning about community resources.


Kindergarten roundup will take place from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Rose Hamilton Elementary, 1281 Round Barn Road S., Centerville.

This fall, Rose Hamilton is adding four preschool classrooms with half-day sessions. Families will pay $55 per week for 36 weeks, and scholarships are available.

A registration night is taking place Tuesday, April 16, for those who have already completed an online form indicating their interest. Childcare might be offered for an additional cost if classroom space is available.

For more information, call 765-966-3911 or email

Nettle Creek

A preschool open house begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Families should enter Hagerstown Elementary School’s Door #2 at 299 N. Sycamore St., Hagerstown. Tour the facility, ask questions and get enrollment help.

Learn more at 765-489-4555.

Richmond Community Schools

Kindergarten and preschool enrollment will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at each of RCS’ elementary schools. Those are Charles, Crestdale, Fairview, Starr, Vaile and Westview.

RCS offers morning and afternoon sessions of preschool, and families can choose two, three or five days per week.

More enrollment information is available by calling 765-973-3300 or visiting and selecting “Enroll Now” under the “Enrollment” menu item.


The Knights already offered a Western-themed enrollment event on March 20, but registration is still available by contacting or calling 765-847-2821 ext. 531.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 10 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.