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Kindergarten Great Learning Starts Here

Great Learning Starts Here

Kindergarten is the start of an exciting adventure for your child. CBE schools are open to all children and are committed to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment.

Most of our kindergarten programs are half-day, offered either in the morning or afternoon, with hours of operation varying from school to school.

If you are looking to register your child in a CBE school, you'll find everything you need to know to get started below. You can also check out the links on the right for some great kindergarten resources.​​

Register for Kindergarten

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year​ begins Jan. 17, 2022. To register for Kindergarten, please review the information on our Registration page and follow the instructions.

When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?

Children must be at least five years old as of December 31 to start kindergarten in the fall of that calendar year. This means that a four-year old child may start kindergarten if they will turn five on or before December 31 of that calendar​ year.​

Addition​al Supports

Based on classroom needs, each kindergarten classroom will also be supported by an enhanced supports team that will support teachers to optimize your child’s learning experience. The team may consist of:

  • Early Learning strategist
  • Speech-language pathologists (SLP)
  • Occupational and physical therapists (OT/PT)
  • Education assistants (EA)
  • Early childhood practitioners (ECP) 
  • School family liaison (SFL) 
  • Psychologist

Supporting Your Child

As your child's first and most important teacher, you play an on-going role in his or her education. Consider volunteering in the classroom or becoming a member of the school council. Research shows that if parents are involved in the school, children learn better. Most importantly, you can support your child at home by talking about the school day and displaying his or her work.

Full-day Kindergarten

Most CBE schools offer half-day or alternating full-day kindergarten programs; however full-day kindergarten programs are offered in a few schools where data identifies children who would most benefit from additional time spent in a kindergarten program. The data used to determine full-day kindergarten schools is updated every year. This means that schools that offer full-day kindergarten may change on an annual basis. ​​

For the 2021-22 school year​, the following schools offer full-day kindergarten:

  • Banting and Best
  • Catherine Nichols Gunn
  • Colonel J. Fred Scott
  • Douglas Harkness
  • Falconridge
  • James Short Memorial
  • Keeler
  • Marlborough
  • Niitsitapi Learning Centre
  • Patrick Airlie
  • Penbrooke Meadows
  • Piitoayis Family School
  • Radisson Park
  • Valley View*
  • Vista Heights
  • West Dover​

*Community program only. ​

Niitsitapi Learning Centre Kindergarten

Programming at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre provides early intervention through a holistic, strength-based, early learning environment. Students will build a strong academic foundation in a learning environment that reflects and nurtures their Indigenous identity. Visit the Niitsitapi Learning Centre website for more information.  ​​

 Contact Us

Contact your child’s school for more information about the CBE kindergarten program.

 Kindergarten YouTube Video

Kindergarten boys 

 
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