Hello, friends!
I’m Acorn,
the squirrel!

Follow me on my walk as we explore Kindergarten in the WRDSB!

Come and join me
while we learn.

Register now

We can’t wait to welcome you to Kindergarten!

If your child was born in 2019, register now so they can begin in September 2023

Let’s look inside a classroom – sing along with us as we play & learn!

Come prepared to play!

Our Kindergarten programs are designed to delight, surprise and engage. Our classrooms and outdoor learning spaces are bright & beautiful spaces for life’s most important work: playing!

In Ontario, Kindergarten learning falls into four key areas:

Belonging and Contributing
In Kindergarten, students really begin to explore where they fit into the world and their role as community members.

Self-Regulation and Well-being
Students matter as individuals. Kindergarten students learn important life skills such as the ability to regulate their emotions, how to adapt to distractions and understanding the consequences of their actions.

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours
Students show literacy in the way they use language, pictures and materials to express themselves. Using numbers and patterns during play strengthens their developing mathematics skills.

Problem Solving and Innovating
Kindergarten students begin to make sense of their world by asking questions, solving problems and engaging in creative play.

Hold on to your home language!

Knowing and using your home language will support your child’s learning. Learn more

checkbox Security and pride in identity

checkbox Understanding of their roots and heritage

Where is my child’s school?

Our School Locator tool will tell you where your child’s home school is.

Find my School

Are you ready to ride?

Eligibility for transportation assistance is determined by the distance between your home and the school and there is no fee for transportation. Visit Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region to see if your child is eligible.

Child care for your family

Before and After School programs are available in every school for JK-Grade 6 students.

Learn more about our program
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions homepage
Register for programs
Apply for free assistance with the region of Waterloo for help with Child Care costs


How old does my child have to be to start Kindergarten?

Your child’s Kindergarten journey starts in the year they turn 4.

To begin Kindergarten in September 2023, your child will have been born in 2019

What information do I need to register my child for Kindergarten?

After completing the online registration, you will be invited to an appointment to review your registration documents in your home school. During the appointment, we need to review the following documents to complete the registration:

Proof of Address
Utility bill, tax bill, property insurance bill, proof of Ontario Property Assessment Notice, or purchase/lease agreement.

Proof of Birth (original documents required)
Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, birth registration, citizenship card or statement of live birth.

Proof of Custody where applicable
Custody orders, court-ordered Guardianship

Student Immunization Information
Submit your child’s immunization information online directly to the Region of Waterloo Public Health.

Immigration Documents where required
Contact our International Admissions Department at international@wrdsb.ca for more information

How do I register for the Before /After School Program?

Register for child care by visiting OneList Waterloo Region

Have a question that wasn’t shown here?

Please contact your home school for more information.

Your first day
of school is
September 6, 2023

We can’t wait
to meet you!

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We acknowledge that the land on which WRDSB sites are situated are the lands traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral People. We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws, and philosophies of the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share this land today. We are all treaty people with a responsibility to honour all our relations.