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Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway For Fall 2012

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Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway For Fall 2012

McGuinty Government Giving Children The Strongest Start

Ministry of Education

Ontario is encouraging parents of four- and five-year-olds across the province to plan ahead for September 2012 and register their children in full-day kindergarten.

Almost half of Ontario's four- and five-year-olds will attend full-day kindergarten this fall. Many schools have already begun registering children for the upcoming school year.

September 2012 marks the third year of the province's new full-day kindergarten program. In full-day kindergarten classrooms, teachers and early childhood educators work together to help students learn, play and grow. Full-day kindergarten will be available in all elementary schools by September 2014.

Giving children a strong start in school while helping parents balance their work and family lives is part of the McGuinty government's plan to support student success and secure a brighter future for all Ontarians.

Quick Facts

  • Full-day kindergarten will be offered at about 1,700 schools in September 2012.
  • Registration for full-day and part-time kindergarten programs is already taking place at many elementary schools. Contact your local school board for details about registration in your community.
  • To register for kindergarten, most boards require your child's identification documents, such as birth certificate, birth registry/baptismal certificate, Ontario Health Card and immunization record.
  • Full-day kindergarten can save Ontario families up to approximately $6,500 per year in child care costs.

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“Getting ready for kindergarten is exciting for parents and their children. Full-day kindergarten is an investment in our future and we are committed to giving all four- and five-year-olds in our schools the opportunity to benefit from this innovative program by 2014.”

Laurel Broten

Minister of Education

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