• Registration for Young 5's for the 2022-2023 school year is open February 28 - April 29.

     Lakeshore Public Schools offers a Young 5’s play-based program designed for younger students and/or students needing more time to develop academically, socially, and emotionally prior to experiencing a traditional kindergarten program.  

     Informational Literature:

    Young 5's is a time for.....

    Young 5's Essential Skills

    Frequently Asked Questions

    "Getting to Know Us" Young 5 slideshow link

       Age Eligibility:

    • MUST be 5 years old between June 1 and December 1, 2022 and an independent bathroom user.  Preference is given to those born between Sept. 1 – Dec. 1.


    • The Young 5’s program is a full day, every day, free program for those students who reside within the Lakeshore School District
    • The calendar will follow the district elementary calendar.
    • Transportation is provided for in-district students.

    Enrollment Guidelines:

    • Registration is NOT on a first come basis.
    • Lakeshore School District has limited openings, registration does not guarantee enrollment. You will be notified by the end of June regarding your enrollment status. 
    • Non-residents may NOT register at this time, but may apply for Schools of Choice in the spring ONLY if space is available. 

     Student Enrollment Instructions & Forms:

    • The required documentation is on the front page of the fillable enrollment form. Please use check boxes to make sure you have all the required documentation prior to submitting it.
    • Enrollment forms are in a fillable PDF. Please fill them out, save as a PDF and email us registrar@lpslancer.net. 
    • Supporting documents should also be scanned and emailed to the same address. Please send PDF enrollment form and all documents in ONE email. Enrollments are not considered complete until ALL documents are received.

     Enrollment Forms: (see submission instructions in the paragraph above) 

    Step 1: Student Intake Questionnaire (Google Form)

    Step 2:  Student Enrollment Form Y5 (Make sure all necessary check boxes, student, guardian/parent signatures are complete before submitting enrollment)

    Step 3:  Young 5's Health Appraisal Form    (REQUIRED: Schedule an appointment with your family practitioner to have this completed)

    Step 4:  Hearing and Vision Form    (REQUIRED: Schedule an appointment following the instructions on the attached form)

    Step 5: Kindergarten Waiver    (If turning 5 between Sept 1-Dec 1 of the current year)

    Step 6: Email all required documentation to registrar@lpslancer.net


      Please contact Linda at 269-428-1400 or registrar@lpslancer.net with any questions.