Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)
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About WaKIDS

WaKIDS provides a snapshot of where Washington’s kindergartners are in their development early in the school year. These data help inform state and district-level decisions about education policy and investments, and classroom decisions about individualized learning.

State-funded Full-day Kindergarten

WaKIDS is legislatively mandated to be part of state-funded, full-day kindergarten (RCW 28A.150.315 and RCW 28A.655.080).

OSPI Memoranda and Bulletins

Background Reports

For WaKIDS background reports, please contact us at WaKIDS@k12.wa.us.


  • SSHB 1723 (2013) Up to three days for family connection
  • RCW 28A.655.080 (2012) WaKIDS mandatory in state-funded, full-day kindergarten, waiver authority, legislative workgroup
  • RCW 28A.150.315 (2011) Requirements of state-funded, full-day kindergarten
  • WAC 392.335.010 (2007) Eligibility age for kindergarten

   Updated 6/8/2018

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