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Preparing for Kindergarten

If your child is going to be five before August 1, they are eligible for Kindergarten. This is an exciting time for you and your child. School districts hold Kindergarten Round-Ups each year to help parents register their child and prepare for “big kid school.”

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What is Kindergarten Round-Up?

While each district manages round-up in their own way, a few things remain the same. It is an opportunity for you and your child to see their school, go through basic screening to determine school readiness, and register for Kindergarten.

Check with your school district to learn when and where your round-up is happening. Be sure to ask what you need to bring with you, often you’ll need to bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency and an immunization record.

Kindergarten Vaccinations

As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your children’s long-term health is make sure they receive all vaccinations on schedule. If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten this fall, Indiana schools require all students be current with vaccinations. Kindergarten round-ups in Indianapolis, Fishers and Noblesville happen in the spring. Take care of required vaccinations now and you’ll be ahead of the game.

Looking for Indiana immunization requirements or exemptions? The Indiana Department of Education’s website has immunization requirements and exemption forms. Visit the DOE.

Each state decides which immunizations are required for your child's enrollment. Immunization requirements and allowable exemptions are updated and changed regularly.
Is your child caught up with vaccinations? If your child is a patient at Northpoint Pediatrics, fill out our online Immunization Record Request form to receive a copy of your child’s immunization record.
For more vaccination resources including immunization schedules and other valuable information Review our Childhood Vaccination page.
The Center for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Northpoint Pediatrics all agree: vaccinations ensure your children’s health and the health of friends, classmates and others in your community.


Call today to schedule an appointment to make sure all requirements are met: 317-621-9000.
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