MPS hosts Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 5, 2022

February 3, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools will host a virtual Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. using the BoothCentral platform. The Fair will help families explore schools, make choices, and enroll students for Fall 2022. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade.

All MPS schools that offer Head Start and kindergarten will be available to chat online so families can ask questions, learn about programs, and identify the best options for their children. Families will have the chance to speak directly with school staff. Interpreters will be available. Children are welcome to join the virtual event so they can hear about school programs and be ready to attend in fall.

Link to the virtual fair at

Families can learn about the many programs and offerings in MPS schools. The district provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. Many schools have before-and-after-school care to accommodate parents. Bus transportation is available; each school can provide information. Uniforms are worn by students in some MPS schools.

To enroll your child in Milwaukee Public Schools, visit our enrollment web pages.

Head Start

Free preschool is available through the federal Head Start program for families who meet income limits. Head Start prepares children for school and teaches important early skills. Transportation is available.


• 3-year-old Kindergarten: Limited programs are available at some schools. Children must turn 3 by September 1 to be eligible.
• 4-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district. Children must turn 4 by September 1 to be eligible.
• 5-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district. Children must turn 5 by September 1 to be eligible.

For questions about enrollment or the Enrollment Fair, call 414-475-8159.