Kindergarten

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!

Kindergarten Registration

Your child can begin Kindergarten 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  

ONLINE REGISTRATION

NEW!  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:

  • Birth certificate

  • Proof of address

  • Citizen verification

  • 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.

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. If you have already completed either the paper or online process, but you did not complete the survey, you can still complete the survey by printing the following form and submitting to your school:  Early Years Experiences Survey ‐ Kindergarten Registration

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.

About Kindergarten

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:

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

Healthy Schools YouTube Page

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

facebook.com/DurhamHealthyFamilies
twitter.com/DurhamFamilies
Instagram.com/durhamhealthyfamilies

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

http://www.hkpr.on.ca/

Building Healthy Schools...A Healthy Start to Kindergarten, 2017-2018 Newsletter

http://www.kidtalk.on.ca/

http://www.kidtalk.on.ca/images/stories/pdfs/Learning_to_Talk2.pdf

Best Start resource “Learning to Play and Playing to Learn: Getting Ready for School: 
https://www.beststart.org/resources/hlthy_chld_dev/pdf/school_readiness_english_fnl.pdf

Nipissing district developmental screen-3, 4, 5 years old (note parents need to provide email address):
https://www.enddswebsvcs.com/ndds/servlets/ndds4ontario.html

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

http://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/

Building Healthy Schools...A Healthy Start to Kindergarten, 2017-2018 Newsletter

http://www.kidtalk.on.ca/

http://www.kidtalk.on.ca/images/stories/pdfs/Learning_to_Talk2.pdf

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 - http://www.optom.on.ca/ Exclusive Eyewear Partners - OGI Eyewear How Well Can Your Child See?

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