Full-Day Kindergarten

Read the latest research on full-day kindergarten

The links below provide more information on the province's full-day kindergarten program.

What and who

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What will my child learn and do?

Your child will experience an engaging play-based learning program throughout the day.

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Who is working in the classroom?

Teachers and early childhood educators are working together throughout the day to help children learn.

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What happens before and after school?

At some schools, you can choose to enrol your child in integrated programs before and after school hours.

Why and how

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Why should I enrol my child?

Full-day kindergarten is optional but research shows the impact early learning can have on children.

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How much will it cost?

There's no cost for the regular school day. The integrated before- and after-school program is fee-based and some subsidies will be available.

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How can I prepare my child?

There are lots of resources and ideas available to help you and your child get ready for full-day kindergarten.

Where and what else

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Where is the program available?

Ask at your school or school board for more information about what program is available locally.

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Where can I get more information?

Your local school board and municipal staff can provide further information on the full-day kindergarten program.

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What else do I need to know?

Find answers to other questions commonly asked by parents and caregivers, and view other resources.

Information for educators

If you're a teacher, early childhood educator, principal or support staff, visit the Educator Section for more information, links to important memos and other documents.

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