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.
We have warm, welcoming Kindergarten classrooms that stimulate and encourage children to reach their full potential. Kindergarten establishes strong foundations for success at school, and in life beyond school. In our safe, inclusive classrooms, children learn through play in developmentally-appropriate ways!
Kindergarten programs are child-centred, promoting the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children. Our responsive teachers and registered early childhood educators look forward to welcoming your little one!
Your child can begin Kindergarten in September 2019, as follows:
- Junior Kindergarten – your child is four years of age by December 31, 2019
- Senior Kindergarten – your child is five years of age by December 31, 2019
Registration for September 2019 is now open!
Regional Kindergarten Information Sessions are taking place in January and February for parents interested in learning more about the Kindergarten program, and discussing strategies to help your child get ready for school!
Online registration - Click here Registration Form and register TODAY!
Online registration allows parents to sign up for Kindergarten using any device connected to the Internet, any day of the week, and any time of day. It's easy, fast and convenient.
First, create an account using your email address. Then, complete the fillable fields, providing all of the information requested. Once complete, the form is sent to the school for review. The school secretary receives the registration form and checks for completeness and accuracy. The form may be sent back and forth between the parent/guardian and school until the form is complete.
As a final step, once the form is complete, parents/guardians will need to visit the school to provide the following information:
Proof of address
Custody documents (if applicable).
Parents will receive a Kindergarten Registration Package when they visit the school, containing a welcome letter, a book, information about busing, and strategies to support a successful start to school.
If you do not wish to register online, please print and complete the following form.
PDF Version of our Registration Form - Please print, then bring the completed form to your school.
Families, please contact your child’s school directly if you have any questions regarding its Kindergarten programs, registration and information nights.
Early Years Experiences Survey
Parents of new Kindergarten students are being asked to participate in a voluntary Ministry of Education survey. The survey asks questions about your child’s participation in child care and other activities in the community from birth until today and will take about five minutes to complete.
If you complete your Kindergarten registration online, you will be asked to complete the survey during the online process. If you complete the paper registration form, the survey is included.
Please click here for Questions and Answers about Online Registration and the Early Years Experiences Survey.
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.
The Following resources will help you understand the Kindergarten Program, and provide information to help your child be successful!
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:
For more information about transportation, please visit www.stsco.ca
Durham Region Health Unit
Serving KPR schools within the Clarington region.
Immunization Information for Attending School: https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/child-immunization.aspx
Submitting Immunization information for your child: (Click here for Immunization Information Request form)
School Health Information for your child: https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/parents.aspx
Child health and School-Age Children: https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/child-health-and-school-age-children.aspx
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.
Report Your Child’s Immunization: http://www.hkpr.on.ca/InfoSet/BabiesChildren/Immunization/ReportYourChildsImmunization.aspx
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..
Peterborough Public Health Unit
Serving KPR schools within Peterborough and Peterborough County.
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
Eye See Eye Learn Program - http://www.optom.on.ca/OAO/ESEL/AboutESEL.aspx
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFG16sHbYqE&feature=youtu.be