Thrive at Five: Philly schools urge parents to enroll children in kindergarten

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The School District of Philadelphia hopes parents will begin enrolling students in their kindergarten classes sooner rather than later.

A new campaign to bolster enrollment and increase early registration for kindergarteners for the upcoming school year kicked off Monday.

Superintendent Tony B. Watlington, Sr., joined staff and teachers at Ellwood School to announce their “Thrive At Five” campaign.

Children must be five years old by September 1 to start kindergarten in the fall.

The program encourages parents to