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We believe early childhood education is key to life-long success. Our Catholic elementary schools offer an inclusive learning environment for children ages four and five. Our Kindergarten program focuses on inquiry and play-based learning which contributes to the overall development of the child.
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Our Kindergarten Program is based on four broad learning areas:
These areas focus on aspects of learning that are critical to your child's development. They also reflect the integrated way in which your child will learn through play and inquiry in our classrooms. To learn more about theses areas, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education. Adapted from The Kindergarten Program 2016 (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2016, p. 8)
Families are welcome to register children for our Kindergarten program at their local Durham Catholic school. Children must be turning 4 years of age by December 31, 2017 to register in Junior Kindergarten and 5 years of age for Senior Kindergarten.
To register a child in the Catholic school system, the child and/or one parent must be baptized Catholic and a Separate School supporter.
Plan your child care needs now for September 2017. Learn more about our Child Care Centre and Before/After school programs. For additional information, email child care programs or call 905-576-6150 ext. 2172
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We invite you to find a Catholic school near you or call one of our Durham Catholic schools.
Kindergarten registration is from January 16 to 20, 2017. Follow the steps below to register your child in Kindergarten Year One. Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten Year One (Junior) at one of our schools for 2016-2017 are automatically entered into the Kindergarten Year Two (Senior) program.
Call your local Catholic school to make an appointment and complete your registration. Documents needed to complete registration
To complete the registration process, parents/guardians are asked to present the following documentation to their local Catholic school:
The following resources are available to help parents and guardians support a child's transition into Kindergarten.
The Kindergarten Program is based on four broad learning areas - Belonging and Contributing, Self-Regulations and Well-Being, Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematic Behaviours, and Problem Solving and Innovating.
These areas focus on aspects of learning that are critical to your child's development. They also reflect the integrated way in which your child will learn through play and inquiry in our classrooms. Adapted from The Kindergarten Program 2016 (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2016, p. 8)