Step 3: Register Your Student

To register your child for kindergarten, please come to:

Center for Family and Community Engagement
Mellon Building, 703 S. New Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3701
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in March and May

Download the Registration Forms and complete beforehand, or they will be available at registration.

Please be prepared to:


In accordance with Champaign Unit 4 Schools policy, students who are 5 years old on or before September 1 of their kindergarten year may attend school. If you’re looking for a program for your 3- or 4-year-old, we encourage you to consider Champaign Early Childhood Center as one of your pre-K options. Call (217) 351-3881 to learn about enrolling your child at this school.

Within 30 days of enrollment, parents must provide the school with the child’s original birth certificate. If a birth certificate is not available, parents must provide the following: student’s complete name, birth date and an affidavit explaining the inability to furnish the birth certificate.


Please bring your child’s original, certified birth certificate or passport (we will copy and return the original), and proof of residency. Two of the following are required to verify residency:

  • Apartment or house lease or home purchase agreement
  • Mortgage documents/property deed/payment record/building permit (60 days occupancy)
  • Voter’s registration card
  • Current driver’s license
  • Other documents acceptable to administration (power, water, cable and internet bills)


At registration, you will complete the Choice Registration Forms and identify your school choices in rank order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.). You may download and complete the Choice Registration Forms beforehand and bring them with you, or the forms will be available at the Family Information Center. Staff will be available to answer questions.


Physical, dental, and vision examinations are required of all students entering kindergarten. Any time within the year prior to entering school, your child must receive the appropriate immunizations and receive a physical. You do not need to have completed forms at the time you register your child. The required health documentation is due September 1, 2019.

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