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What Is the Kindergarten Cut-off Age in Georgia?


Wondering what age your child will start kindergarten in Georgia?

Children must be five years old by September 1 to start kindergarten in Georgia. They must be six years old by September 1 to start first grade in Georgia. 

Some states have later cut-off dates, allowing children to start kindergarten at age four. If you moved to Georgia from one of these states, you can enroll your child in Georgia kindergarten or first grade as long as the child is five for kindergarten or six for first grade by December 31. 

In Georgia, public kindergarten is not mandatory, but it is available in every school district.

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