Kindergarten Readiness Fair

2024 MNPS Countdown to Kindergarten Fair 

Free Fair for Incoming Kindergarten Students and Families

The 2024 Countdown to Kindergarten Fair was on Saturday, April 6, 2024! Thank you to all families, staff, community partners & volunteers that participated at this year's fair.  The 2025 fair will be in Spring 2025. 
four Kindergarten students

Time and Location 

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville (Free Parking)
What Documents Do You Need to Enroll at the Fair?
  • Birth Certificate or Record of Birth
    • Certified copies of birth certificates available for purchase
  • Updated Tennessee Immunization Certificate or Immunization Record
    • You can also receive a copy at the Fair
  • Proof of Physical Exam
  • Proof of Davidson County residency
  • Parent/Guardian photo ID

You also can download the Fair informational flyer on this page, which is translated into several languages.


Event Features

  • Onsite Kindergarten Registration 
  • School Bus Experience
  • Metro Public Health Department - Nashville Services
    • Immunizations*
    • Immunization Records & Vital Records (fee applicable)
    • Student Physicals** provided by Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
    • Dental Screenings
    • Flu & Covid Vaccines
  • Car Seat Safety Checks & Car Seat Information (Provided by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt & Safe Kids)
  • Meet and talk to representatives from MNPS, Metro Nashville Public Health and district community partners.
  • Ask a Kindergarten Teacher Booth
  • Free School Supplies for Families
  • Free Books from the Book'em Book Bus
  • Door Prizes
  • Family Activities including:
    • Nashville Zoo Animal Encounter
    • Nashville Public Library Read Aloud
    • And more!

Activity Schedule

  • Nashville Zoo logo

    Nashville Zoo Animal Encounter

    Join us to explore the world of animals from the Nashville Zoo!

    • 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Nashville Public Library Logo

    Read Aloud on the School Bus

    Join us on the MNPS School Bus for a read aloud and song with the Nashville Public Library!

    • 10:15 a.m.
    • 11:15 a.m.
    • 12:15 p.m.
  • Kona Ice logo

    Kona Ice

    The Kona Ice Truck will at the K-Fair from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

    Kona Ice for Schools

    Supported by:

    Raising Readers Nashville 

Let's Get MNPS K-Ready!

Explore Metro Schools Kindergarten information on our site, which includes required registration documents.

Questions about Kindergarten Registration?

Email the Family Information Center or call at 615-259-INFO (4636)


Student Immunizations Provided by Lentz Public Health Center:

Eligible children from birth through 18 years of age may receive free, federally-funded vaccine through the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). Children from birth through 18 years of age must meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine: TennCare, Uninsured, American Indian or Alaska Native or Underinsured.

An administration fee of $20 is charged for vaccines but will slide according to income. If you have private insurance, private stock vaccine is available. Money is collected at time of visit by cash, check, or credit card. Metro Health Department can bill CoverKids but we do not bill private insurance at this time. However, we will provide a patient services ledger if you wish to seek reimbursement. COVID vaccines will be available to individuals 6 months of age and older free of charge. If you have received previous COVID vaccines, please bring your
vaccination card with you.

For Information on Immunizations visit the Metro Health Department website.

Student Physicals Provided by Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center will provide free physicals to uninsured patients. Please visit their information table at the Fair for information on student physicals. 


Event Partner & Supporters


Event Partner: Metro Public Health Department 


Event Supporters

  • Adventure Science Center
  • Book'em 
  • Edley's BBQ
  • Five Points Pizza
  • Hugh Baby's
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
  • Nashville Public Library
  • Nashville Zoo
  • PNC Bank
  • Raising Readers Nashville
  • Reading 360 


2024 Countdown to Kindergarten Fair Fliers