Kindergarten Program 

Before and After School​​​

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Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire

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Ready, Set, Go Workshops!

  • ​​Attend a Ready, Set, GO! Workshop​ to prepare your child for Kindergarten! All workshops take place from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Call 311 to register for a workshop in your area.

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for you! 

Kinder​garten Registration

Advanced Kindergarten registration for children in Year 1 or children new to their school in Year 2 will take place on
Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). 

Although all HCDSB elementary classes will be CANCELLED for students on Tuesday, January 21 as a result of the announcement by OECTA of a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services, school offices will remain open for Advanced Kindergarten Registration on January 21.

Part 1 – Online Registration

  • Online registration is available as the first step of the Kindergarten registration process.
  • Once signed in, parents will need to fill out an online registration form for their child.

​​Part 1 - Registe​r Online Here!

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If you have never used the online registration portal:

Part 2 – Complete Registration In-Person

  • After filling out the online registration form, parents must then visit their home school to complete part 2 of registration.
  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to make an appointment or visit their school on January 21 or 22, 2020 to complete part 2 of the Kindergarten registration process.

  • Completed applications and appropriate documentation can be submitted to your home school, beginning at the advanced registration dates in January of the year that your child will be starting the program. 

    What Do I Need To Register my Child?

    Parents and guardians must bring the following documents to their home school (required):

    • ​Birth Certificate (required for Year 1 and Year 2) 
    • ​Year 1 children are required to be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.
    • Year 2 children are required to be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.​
    • Roman or Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal certificate. If your child has no Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal ​certificate, your child may be admitted if one parent can provide a Roman/Eastern Rite Catholic baptismal ​certificate. Please refer to the ​Board's Operating Policy I-22 for more information.
    • Proof of address
     
    Please note: Children currently registered in their Catholic school’s Year 1 Kindergarten program are not required to register for Year 2. Placement in Year 2 will be processed by the school, unless otherwise stated.
     

    Kindergarten Checklist

    If you are a parent seeking information about your child's entry into Kindergarten in September, here's what you need to know!

    How Can I Prepare my Child for Kindergarten?

    The Ministry of Education's website offers information on how to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Visit: How can I prepare my child for starting Kindergarten?​

    School Visits and Entry

    Entry into Kindergarten in September is a gradual process. For further information about the gradual entry process, please contact your home school.


     
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