To register your child in Pre-Kindergarten for September 2021, please contact your school. If you don’t know which school you are zoned for, click here to find out.
If you are interested in registering your child for Pre-Kindergarten, but your child’s zoned school is not on this list, you may still contact your zoned school and give your name. Your name will be put on a waiting list and you will be contacted in the event that the Ministry approves additional groups for Pre-Kindergarten in your zoned school.
- To open a Pre-Kindergarten class in a school, there must be a minimum of 6 eligible students
- Average class size is 14 students.
- Maximum class size is 17 students.
- Your child must be 4 years old before October 1, 2021. (no derogation possible for Pre-Kindergarten)
Pre-Kindergarten Program Curriculum
The intent of the Pre-Kindergarten program is to provide children and their families with the opportunity to learn about school culture and to establish from the onset, a positive, healthy relationship with the school community. It is mainly by having children experience success as early as preschool that the school plays a positive role in their developmental progress.
The Pre-Kindergarten program focuses on the development of the whole child. Children in Pre-Kindergarten learn through a play-based environment; whether it is initiated by themselves or by an adult. The following five competencies are targeted:
- Physical and motor development.
- Emotional development.
- Social development.
- Oral language and literacy development.
- Cognitive development and numeracy.
Each competency is recognized as having equal importance. As children enter this program, it is understood that each child’s learning background is unique depending on what was acquired at home plus the range of skills they have obtained. As a result, the aim of the program is to build on the child’s strengths by providing the child with rich, age-appropriate learning experiences.
Do not hesitate to contact your zoned school should you have any further questions regarding Pre-Kindergarten.