Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has made some possibly confusing changes to enrolling kindergartners. CMS created a toolkit for parents of students in every grade with questions about the upcoming school year.

Students must be five years old by October 16 to enroll in kindergarten in CMS. That date moves up to August 31 started with 2009-2010 school year, but it date also applies to students enrolling in CMS pre-kindergarten programs for the 2008-2009 school year.

Students must be four years old by August 31 to enroll in pre-K programs.