ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -

Kindergarten registration is starting soon for many school systems.

For Roanoke County Public Schools, registration starts Monday, February 3. 

Parents can also register their child for kindergarten in Roanoke County on Thursday, February 27.

Children have to be five years old on, or before September 30, but that is only one requirement.

Doctor Kathleen Nininger is a licensed professional school counselor. She says parents need to keep in mind that kindergarten is more demanding now, so it's important to know if a child is ready.

She says children must be ready not only intellectually, but socially and emotionally as well.

Dr. Nininger will serve as the speaker at a free series of presentations for parents and caregivers about school readiness happening throughout February.

The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

Monday, Feb. 10-- Penn Forest Elementary

Tuesday, Feb. 11- Glenvar Elementary

Monday, Feb. 17--Herman L. Horn Elementary

Tuesday, Feb. 18- Burlington Elementary

For more information, you can call Roanoke County Public Schools at 540-562-3900 ext. 10234 or 10133