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Alabama
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**Alabama**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st *(or the date in which the school year begins)*
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Alaska
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**Alaska**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** No
View the full factsheet
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Arizona
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**Arizona**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Arkansas
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**Arkansas**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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California
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**California**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by the cut-off date*
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
******The cut-off date for 2011-12 was December 2, for 2012-13 it will be November 1, for 2013-14 it will be October 1, and 2014-2015 (and every year thereafter) it will be September 1. Children whose birthdays lie between the cutoff date and December 2nd may attend transitional kindergarten.*
View the full factsheet
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Colorado
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**Colorado**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** One year prior to the year in which such children would be eligible for admission to the first grade
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Connecticut
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**Connecticut**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by January 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Delaware
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**Delaware**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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District of Columbia
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**District of Columbia**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes*
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 30th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
******The District of Columbia currently offers Full-Day K to all children at no charge.*
View the full factsheet
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Florida
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**Florida**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Georgia
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**Georgia**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Hawaii
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**Hawaii**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 1st and before January 1st *
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
******By 2013-2014 the cutoff date will be the first day of instruction.*
View the full factsheet
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Idaho
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**Idaho**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Illinois
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**Illinois**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Indiana
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**Indiana**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Iowa
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**Iowa**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 15th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Kansas
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**Kansas**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Kentucky
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**Kentucky**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by October 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Louisiana
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**Louisiana**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 30th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Maine
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**Maine**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by October 15th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Maryland
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**Maryland**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Massachusetts
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**Massachusetts**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** Established by school district
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Michigan
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**Michigan**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 before December 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Minnesota
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**Minnesota**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** No
View the full factsheet
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Mississippi
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**Mississippi**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Missouri
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**Missouri**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Montana
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**Montana**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 10th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Nebraska
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**Nebraska**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by July 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** No
View the full factsheet
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Nevada
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**Nevada**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 30th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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New Hampshire
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**New Hampshire**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** N/A
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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New Jersey
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**New Jersey**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** Established by school district
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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New Mexico
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**New Mexico**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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New York
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**New York**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by December 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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North Carolina
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**North Carolina**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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North Dakota
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**North Dakota**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Ohio
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**Ohio**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 30th, or the first day of a term or semester other than one beginning in August or September*
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Oklahoma
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**Oklahoma**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Oregon
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**Oregon**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Pennsylvania
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**Pennsylvania**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** Established by local district
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Rhode Island
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**Rhode Island**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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South Carolina
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**South Carolina**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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South Dakota
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**South Dakota**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Tennessee
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**Tennessee**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 years of age on or before August 31st for the 2013-2014 school year and on or before August 15th for all school years after
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Texas
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**Texas**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** No
View the full factsheet
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Utah
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**Utah**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 2nd
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Vermont
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**Vermont**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 between August 31st and January 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Virginia
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**Virginia**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 30th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** No
View the full factsheet
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Washington
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**Washington**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by August 31st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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West Virginia
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**West Virginia**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** Yes
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Wisconsin
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**Wisconsin**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 1st
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** Yes
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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Wyoming
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**Wyoming**
**Is Full-Day K required in state statute?** No
**What is the kindergarten entrance age?** 5 by September 15th
**Is kindergarten attendance mandatory?** No
**Has the state adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12?** Yes
View the full factsheet
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