The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary


Curriculum Documents by Grade

Curriculum Documents

The Full-Day Early Learning – Kindergarten Program (Draft 2010-11)

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    The Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program (Draft 2010-11) is the complete draft version of the program document including the introduction and the learning expectations. The introductory portion provides a broad context for the document, including descriptions of play-based learning and the roles of the teacher and early childhood educator team.

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years (HDLH) is a learning resource for early years professionals. A Minister's Policy Statement has established HDLH as the document to guide programming and pedagogy in licensed child care settings, including those providing before- and after-school care for children attending full-day kindergarten. It also provides a foundation for Extended Day programs run by school boards, and teams of registered early childhood educators in before- and after-school settings. This contributes to a seamless day of learning for 4-and 5-year olds.

How Does Learning Happen? supports pedagogy and program development in early years settings that is shaped by views about children, the role of educators and families, and the relationships among them. It builds on foundational knowledge about children and is grounded in new research and leading-edge practice from around the world.

Resources to support the implementation of How Does Learning Happen? are located on the Ministry website at:

The Ontario Curriculum: The Kindergarten Program, 2006 (revised)

Resource Documents Specific to this Grade

Other Policy and Resource Documents

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