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)
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.
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
- James Short Memorial
- 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.