Kindergarten is a two-year program. It is available to any child turning four (4) on or before December 31 and reflects the educational policies and learning expectations of the Ministry of Education and Training.
Take Advantage of Community Services
There are many community services to support your growing child, including those to detect hearing, vision and speech and language concerns. See some of the resources from our community health partners.
How to Prepare your Child for School
Often, parents ask what they can do to prepare their child for school. Here are some suggestions:
Talk and play together
Talk with your child. Ask for opinions, respond to questions, re-tell events and stories. When you talk with your child, you help build vocabulary and get to know one another better. Playing together can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences for families.
Read stories and sing together
Reading and singing together in your home language is a joyful way to promote literacy skills.
Provide enriching experiences
Visit the school or local library, and share experiences such as neighbourhood walks.
Support your child’s healthy mind and body
Ensure your child has consistent routines, lots of sleep every night, and healthy foods.