Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway For Fall 2012
McGuinty Government Giving Children The Strongest Start
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.
- 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.
“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.”