ECS includes both Kindergarten and Pre-K programs. ECS programs are not mandatory, and there is no legal requirement that children attend or complete an ECS program prior to entry to grade 1.
FVSD offers an ECS program in each school offering Primary programming, unless student numbers are insufficient. The program must be supervised by a certificated teacher.
- A child must be 5 years of age on or before December 31 to enroll in kindergarten.
- Parents have the right to appeal for an exemption from this policy’s age requirement.
- A Child who has documented Severe needs and is eligible for Program Unit Funding may be enrolled if that child is at least 3 years of age on or before December 31.