Once school starts

Here are some simple ways you can help your child make the most of full-day kindergarten:

  • Make learning a regular activity in your home. Take time to read and play games with your child.
  • Talk to the teacher and early childhood educators other ways you can support your child at home every day. Ask specific questions about what your child learned or did during the day. For example:
    • What centres did you work at today (for example, blocks, sand, water, library, dramatic play)? What did you do there?
    • You had a special visitor in your class today. Who was it? What did they talk about? What did they bring with them?
    • I saw the picture you did hanging on the bulletin board in your classroom. Tell me about how you made it. How did you decide what to draw?
  • Show an interest in your child’s learning – ask your child about his or her school day and make school and learning an important part of family conversation.
  • Attend information meetings and other events organized for parents and families.
  • Speak to your child’s teacher or early childhood educator if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s school experience.