All elementary schools in Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board offer two-year, full-day, every day Kindergarten programs to four and five year old children.  The purpose of this program is to establish strong foundations for success at school and, more importantly, in life beyond school.  Full-day Kindergarten is child-centred, developmentally-appropriate and supports a safe, caring play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children. It provides an integrated day of learning alongside a qualified, responsive teacher and early childhood educator.

Click the link below to watch a video about Kindergarten at KPR schools:

KPRDSB YouTube Kindergarten Video

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 begins January 2018.

Your child can attend school in September 2018 as follows:

  • Junior Kindergarten – your child is four years of age by December 31, 2018
  • Senior Kindergarten – your child is five years of age by December 31, 2018  

NEW!  Online registration using this Registration Form!  Register TODAY!

Once you have completed the online registration, please bring a birth certificate or other proof of age, proof of address, and current immunization record to your child's school.

Parents can register their child for Kindergarten at the KPR school that is closest to their home address. Families who move during the school year are urged to register their children as soon as possible at their local school.  Since registration times vary, please contact your local school for more details. 

PDF Version of our Registration Form - Please print, then bring the completed form to your school.

Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 begins January 2018.

About Kindergarten

The Following resources will help you understand the Kindergarten Program, and provide information to help your child be successful!

Tips: Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

  • Talk with and listen to your child about daily activities.  Strong oral communication is a solid foundation for learning.
  • Encourage your child to speak about their feelings, actions and needs with other children and adults.
  • Find opportunities where your child can interact with children their own age.
  • Provide opportunities for your child to manage alone when toileting, dressing, tidying and eating.
  • Discuss personal safety routines.  Encourage your child to know their name, address and telephone number.
  • Read to your child regularly. Select a variety of books of different lengths and subjects.
  • Support your child’s fine motor skills by drawing, cutting, gluing and handling playdough.
  • Encourage running, climbing and playing outdoors. Use television and technology wisely.
  • Embrace everyday learning opportunities. Read signs, packages and labels, count household items and play board games.

Parents and guardians worried about their child's readiness for Junior Kindergarten or Senior Kindergarten should contact their child's school principal as early as possible. Schools are a good source of information and may be able to help parents get support for their children.

For more information, please call your local school principal.

Materials From Our Partners

To help support your child’s early development and future success, please take a few minutes to review these materials from our partners:

Durham Region Health Unit

Serving KPR schools within the Clarington region. 

Public Health Nurse Role in Schools
“1,2,3…Get Set for Kindergarten”
Healthy Schools YouTube Page

Durham Healthy Families Social Media - Where Durham parents go to find support, information and resources to raise a healthy family. 

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Serving KPR schools within Northumberland County.

Best Start resource “Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Getting Ready for School:

Nipissing district developmental screen-3, 4, 5 years old (note parents need to provide email address):

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit

Serving two KPR schools: Stockdale P.S. and Murray Centennial P.S.. 

Welcome to Kindergarten Pamphlet 

Peterborough Public Health Unit

Serving KPR schools within Peterborough and Peterborough County.

Immunization Form

Working Together: Nutrition at School for Healthy Kids - This resource was designed to support parents new to the school system, but is also accessible to all parents of elementary students.  The video was funded by Healthy Kids Community Challenge, and produced by Key West Video

Other Partners

Ontario Association of Optometrists - Exclusive Eyewear Partners - OGI Eyewear How Well Can Your Child See?

Eye See Eye Learn Program -

Book an OHIP-covered eye exam for your JK child before June 30th and they can be eligible for a pair of glasses at no cost through the Eye See... Eye Learn® program with participating optometrists. #EyeSeeEyeLearn